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

Attributed to the Nausicaä Painter
2nd quarter of the 5th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 14 13/16 in. (37.7 cm); diameter 11 5/8 in. (29.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, victorious charioteer and the goddess Nike
Reverse, woman with torches between two men

Nike awarded victory in athletic contests and in war. Here a charioteer with surging horses is approached by the winged goddess who holds out the prize wreath.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 13, Gallatin pl. 23.1–.2, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 84, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1108, no. 23, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Mannack, Thomas. 2001. The Late Mannerists in Athenian Vase Painting. cat. N3, p. 138, New York: Cambridge University Press.

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