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Terracotta krater (bowl for mixing wine and water) of Chalcidian shape

Period:
Middle -Late Corinthian
Date:
ca. 580–550 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
Diameter: 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) Diam. of rim: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.11.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, swan between griffin birds
Reverse, panther facing goat

The vase is of particular interest for its handles, identified as being of Chalcidian type. This is the earliest preserved example in Corinthian pottery and is roughly contemporary with the earliest Attic example, attributed to Sophilos and exhibited on the main floor in the Belfer Court (1977.11.2).
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. "One Hundred Ninth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1978 through June 30, 1979." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 109: p. 34.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1986. "Observations on Proto-Volute Kraters." Corinthiaca : Studies in Honor of Darrell A. Amyx, Mario Aldo Del Chiaro and William R. Biers, eds. pp. 114–16, figs. 12–15, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri.

Pipili, Maria. 1997. "A Skyphos by the Affecter in Athens: Dispersed Fragments Reassembled." Greek Offerings: Essays on Greek Art in Honour of John Boardman, Dr. Olga Palagia, ed. pp. 92 n. 3, 93 n. 6, Oxford: Oxbow Books.

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