Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
Attributed to the Menelaos Painter
ca. 440 B.C.
H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); diameter of mouth 12 3/16 in. (31 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1921
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, three revelers Reverse, three youths
The figures on each side are essentially the same, except that those on the obverse have the attributes of revelers: they wear wreaths, the first youth carries a skyphos (deep drinking cup), and the second plays the flute; music of the lyre and flute was often part of a symposium (drinking party).
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1077, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.