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

Attributed to Myson
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm) diameter 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.73
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, the wine god, Dionysos; reverse, reveler

Myson was a contemporary of the Kleophrades and Berlin Painters. He specialized in large vases and developed a style that was taken up by a group of contemporaries and followers. Known as the Mannerists, these artists perpetuated traditions established during the late sixth century B.C. by the Pioneers. They favored column-kraters, which they decorated with very dignified figures often from the realm of Dionysos.
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 26, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 72, 213, pl. 53f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 240, no. 45, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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