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

Attributed to the Painter of Bologna 228
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 13/16 in. (45.2 cm) diameter of mouth 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.131.7
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[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 92, fig. 32c, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 511, no. 2 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 382, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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