Obverse, four warriors fighting Reverse, four youths
This vase well illustrates the complex interrelation between Greek art and artists in Southern Italy and the indigenous populations. In its shape and ornament, the krater has not evolved far beyond its Athenian models. The combat, by contrast, shows warriors with their native helmets in poses that emphasize individual movement rather than compositional rigor.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Athenian Pottery: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(11): p. 256.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 116, 256, pl. 96a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Söldner, Magdalene. 2007. Bios Eudaimon: Zur Ikonographie des Menschen in der Rotfigurigen Vasenmalerei Unteritaliens; die Bilder aus Lukanien. fig. 243, Möhnsee: Bibliopolis.