Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
Attributed to the Painter of Bologna 228
ca. 460 B.C.
H. 17 13/16 in. (45.2 cm)
diameter of mouth 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1929
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, warrior and quadriga (four-horse chariot) with driver Reverse, Dionysos and two maenads
The scene on the obverse shows a four-horse chariot from which a warrior has dismounted in order to fight. The painter seems to have a predilection for effects of glaze on a reserved background—note the armor of the charioteer and, on the reverse, the black kantharos (drinking cup with high handles) of Dionysos.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. "An Athenian Krater." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 25 (4): pp. 96-8.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 92, fig. 32c, New Haven: Yale University Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 87, 225, pl. 65i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 92, fig. 32c, New Haven: Yale University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 511, no. 2 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.