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

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.–early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Height: 13 3/4in. (34.9cm), Diam.: 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.11.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Ariadne and two satyrs
Reverse, three youths

Ariadne is often recognizable through her recumbent position. She was asleep when Theseus abandoned her on the island of Naxos. And she is often depicted as reclining with Dionysos. The presence of two satyrs indicates her identity here. She reclines under a vine arbor, another reminder of Dionysos. It is interesting that one of the satyrs carries a torch, suggesting a night scene. The other holds a lyre, which may refer to the theater.
Said to be from Anatolia, Southern Turkey

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