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

Attributed to the Bolsena Group
Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; Volsinian Silvered Ware
Dimensions:
Other: 15 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/16 x 3 in. (38.7 x 22.5 x 17.9 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.48
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Of particular interest on this volute-krater is the treatment of the handles. The handles themselves are in the form of youths while above them, circumnavigating the lip, are erotes riding dolphins.
Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. no. 2, p. 286, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Michetti, Laura M. 2003. Le Ceramiche argentate e a rilievo in Etruria nella prima età ellenistica. no. 74, pp. 157-58, Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.70, pp. 208, 226, 227, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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