Terracotta volute-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
Attributed to the Karkinos Painter
ca. 500 B.C.
H. with handles 20 9/16 in. (52.2 cm)
H. without handles 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
diameter of mouth 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1921
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Obverse, mounted Amazons Reverse, symposium
Five men reclining on cushions are shown conversing at a symposium (drinking party). Two guests usually shared one couch, but in this abbreviated view the legs of the couches are missing so everyone appears to be on a single long cushion.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Athenian Pottery: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(11): p. 256.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 139, 143, fig. 97, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 139, 143, fig. 97, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 224, no. 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press.