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

Period:
Early Corinthian
Date:
ca. 625–600 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 10 15/16 in. (27.7 cm) diameter 13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm) width with handles 14 13/16 in. (37.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.79
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Padded dancers, usually shown dancing and drinking, were a common theme in Corinthian vase painting. They were apparently ordinary people dressed in a special costume stuffed or padded to accentuate bellies and buttocks. On this vase they surround a wine krater on one side and play leapfrog on the other.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 84, Gallatin pl. 34.5a–b, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 37, 185, pl. 25c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Pinney, Gloria Ferrari and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece no. 5, pp. 18-19, Allentown, Penn.: Allentown Art Museum.

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