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

Attributed to the Pig Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 1/16 x 15 7/16in. (40.8 x 39.3cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.171.47
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, Dionysos and satyr
Reverse, satyr

The Pig Painter was a contemporary of the Pan Painter among the Mannerist artists. Here he presents his own version of a satyr waiting on Dionysos, the god of wine, with an oinochoe (jug) and a pointed amphora (jar). On the reverse, another satyr gesticulates in expressive abandon.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 563, no. 13, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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