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Terracotta column-krater (mixing bowl)
Attributed to the Rodin Painter
ca. 380–360 B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
H. 18 1/8 in. (46 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906
Obverse, woman, Oscan warrior, and Oscan man Reverse, three youths
The shape, many of the motifs, and the techniques of decoration here were introduced to Southern Italy by Greek immigrants and imports. The figures in Oscan dress represent one of the indigenous populations that sought out Greek traditions and integrated them into their culture. The red-figure vases in this case illustrate artistic acculturation.
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