Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
- last quarter of 6th century B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; black-figure
- H. 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Estate of Julius Sachs, 1934
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Obverse and reverse, charioteer in a quadriga (four-horse chariot)
The chariot race was the most prestigious event at all the Panhellenic games held in Greece. Only the wealthiest could afford the four-horse chariot with professional driver needed to enter the competition. This picture of a quadriga ready to depart must have pleased the symposiasts whose wine was mixed in the krater.