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

Attributed to the Orchard Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm) diameter (with handles) 18 1/8 in. (46 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.74
  • Description

    Obverse, women gathering apples
    Reverse, two youths and two women

    This scene of five women gathering apples into wicker baskets is taken from daily life, but it brings to mind representations of the beautiful Hesperids, who guarded a tree of golden apples that brought immortality.

  • References

    Beazley, John D. 1942. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. Oxford: Clarendon Press, no. 1, p. 346.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 87.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 523, no. 1.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo National Museum, and Kyoto Municipal Museum. 1972. Treasured Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum, no. 31, fig. 31.

    Antikensammlung, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. 2002. Die Griechische Klassik: Idee oder Wirklichkeit. Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, no. 307, p. 457.

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