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

Attributed to the Pig Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 475–465 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 in. (43.2 cm) diameter 13 11/16 in. (34.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.152
  • Description

    Obverse, satyr pursing maenad
    Reverse, satyr with keras (drinking horn)

    By the second quarter of the fifth century, the column-krater was quite an old-fashioned shape, yet it found favor with the Pig Painter and his Mannerist colleagues. Note the survival of black-figure ornament on the front of the neck.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 84.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 564, no. 15.

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