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

Attributed to the Dinos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1966
Accession Number:
66.79
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Obverse, Tydeus, Aktaion, Theseus, Kastor
Reverse, three youths

On the obverse the focus is Aktaion—the hunter who, because he came upon the goddess Artemis bathing, was turned into a stag and killed by his own hounds. The dog provides the only allusion to the canonical story, however, for Aktaion appears here in a peaceful gathering with three other mythical heroes in the guise of hunters.
Inscription: The names of the figures are inscribed.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December, 17, 1959-February 28, 1960. no. 230, pp. 58-59, pl. 86, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 457, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. "Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, : p. 125.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Aktaion, no. 122, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Moret, J.-M. 1984. Œdipe, la Sphinx et les thébains: essai de mythologie iconographique, Bibliotheca Helvetica Romana 23, 2 vols. p. 82, n. 10, Rome: Institut suisse de Rome.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Dioskourai, no. 252, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

von Bothmer, Dietrich, Bernard V. Bothmer, Pat Getz-Preziosi, Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Andrew Oliver, Jr. 1987. Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis, Emma Swan Hall, ed. no. G, pp. 326-27, Mainz on Rhine: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Theseus, no. 302, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1997. Thespiades-Zodiacus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 8. Tydeus, no. 18, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Tiverios, Michalis A. 2009. "Minotaur, Apsyrtos or Androgeos, the ‘KATA PRYMNAN HEROS’? The Dinos Painter’s bell krater in Gela once again." Zurück zum gegenstand: Festschrift für Andreas Furtwängler, Vol. 1, Ralph Einicke, ed. p. 279 n. 36, Langenweissbach: Beier & Beran.

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