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

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 1/16 x 13 in. (45.8 x 33 cm) Other (H. of krater and stand): 26 1/4 in. (66.7 cm) Other (H. of stand): 5 1/4in. (13.3cm) Other (H. of krater without handles): 18 1/16in. (45.8cm) Other (Diameter of foot): 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm) Other (Diameter of mouth of vase): 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.25a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
On the neck, obverse and reverse, Dionysos, the god of wine, and his followers, satyrs and maenads

The architectonic character of this volute-krater is as great as that of the adjacent one, but the detail is quite different. The figure work on the neck constitutes a crowning frieze. The ribbing on the body introduces a pronounced verticality, and the crisp forms of the stand establish a podium. The small, agile figures of Dionysos and his retinue animate this otherwise sober and imposing ensemble.
Inscription: The names of the figures are inscribed.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Three Red-Figured Greek Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(11): pp. 262-3, figs. 1-3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 351, 354, fig. 253, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 7, fig. 54, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 130, fig. 107, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 101, 241, pl. 81b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 130, fig. 107, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Chorillos, no. 3, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Eurydike VII, no. 1; Eurypyle, no. 1; Hegesichora, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Cook, Brian. 1989. "Footwork in Ancient Greek Swordsmanship." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 24: p. 60-1, fig. 4.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Herillos, p. 264, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Komodia, no. 3; Komos, no. 8; Nymphe II, no. 3, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Sathon, no. 1; Simis, Simion, Simos, no. 8, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1997. Thespiades-Zodiacus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 8. Tragodia, no. 8, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Panvini, Rosalba and Filippo Giudice. 2003. Ta Attika: Veder Greco a Gela Ceramiche Attiche Figurate dall' Antica Colonia no. L47, pp. 394-95, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 143, pp. 130, 433, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Shaw, Carl A. 2014. Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama. pp. 147-148, fig. 7.1, New York: Oxford University Press.

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