Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
- late 5th century B.C.
- Greek, Boeotian
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Arthur L. Gale, 1949
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, two youths with thyrsoi (fennel stalks topped with ivy)
Reverse, youth with a thyrsos, youth with a cup (?)
In mainland Greece, thyrsoi tend to be associated with maenads. Since the youths wear wreaths, they are clearly in a Dionysiac mode.