Terracotta calyx-krater (mixing bowl)
- Attributed to the Amykos Painter
- ca. 430–400 B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm); diameter of mouth 14 9/16 in. (37 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1921
- Accession Number:
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.