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Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 14 3/4 x 15 5/8 in. (37.5 x 39.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Matilda W. Bruce, 1907
Accession Number:
07.128.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Nike (the personification of victory), driving a quadriga (four-horse chariot) toward a column surmounted by a tripod. The name of Nike is inscribed
Reverse, three draped youths

The vase may have been bespoken or such objects may have been available to commemorate a victory.
Inscription: Inscribed above horses: Nike
Found at Nola in 1877

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1980. The Horses of San Marco: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 1-June 1, 1980, New York. no. 19, p. 5, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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