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

Attributed to the Karkinos Painter
Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.74
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[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 224, no. 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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