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Calyx-krater

Attributed to the Painter of the Louvre Centauromachy

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 14 1/16 x 13 15/16 in. (35.7 x 35.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.173
  • Description

    Above, athletes practicing with trainers
    Below, obverse, Eos pursuing Tithonos;
    reverse, youth with two spears pursuing woman

    Kraters with decoration in two superposed friezes occur rather rarely in the second half of the fifth century B.C. Usually the two zones are comparable in height. Here, the lower zone functions as a predella. The combination of subjects is noteworthy: athletes training in the primary frieze, abduction scenes below.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Capua

  • References

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 1092, no. 75.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, 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. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Eos, no. 213.

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