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Terracotta volute-krater (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Group of New York 17.210.240
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 340–320 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. with handles 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm) H. without handles 34 3/16 in. (86.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.240
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
A: eight mourners at the tomb of a warrior. The naiskos contains a statuary group that shows a woman about to crown the deceased warrior with a wreath. He is seated wearing his helmet ant holding a spear and a phiale. Outside the shrine the mourners are grouped symmetrically. Above, on either side, a woman rests one foot on an Ionic capital and offers a wreath to a warrior who is seated in front of her holding a phiale. Below, on the left, a standing warrior whit a shield and helmet. On the right a standing woman with fan and situla. At the bottom, two seated women, one with a fan and grapes, the other with a mirror and open box. On the neck, two Erotes wreathe Aphrodite, who are sitting in a floral setting holding a phiale. On the handles, in relief, heads of Io with blond hair.
B: four mourners at a tomb. Inside the naiskos stands a statue of the deceased youth holding a phiale and spears. Outside, above, on either side, a woman is seated. The one on the left, holds a mirror and a tympanon. The one on the right holds a large box. Below, on the left, a standing woman with grapes and a fan. On the right, another standing woman holding grapes and a wreath. On the neck, a woman seated on a rock holding an open box and a mirror is flanked by two attendants. The one on the left holds a fan and a tympanon. The other holds a box and a rosette chain. On the handles, in relief, heads of Io with black hair.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia pp. 39-40, fig. 2, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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