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

Attributed to a painter of the Mannerist Group

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 9/16 x 17 3/4in. (44.6 x 45cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.14
  • Description

    Obverse, youth putting on armor, surrounded by two men and a woman
    Reverse, youth with Nike (the personification of victory) and elderly man

    On one side of this vase, a youth dons the armor of a hoplite (foot soldier) in preparation for military service. On the other side, he returns victorious to be greeted by a winged Nike.

  • References

    McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 85-86, fig. 109.

    McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 85-86, fig. 109.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 585, no. 24.

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