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

Attributed to Myson

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm) diameter of mouth 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.82
  • Description

    Obverse, youth with amphora (jar) and kylix (drinking cup)
    Reverse, youth with skyphos (deep drinking cup) and fillet (band)

    The artistic personality of Myson is particularly apparent in the decoration of the vase. He refers to the past in the black-figure ornament on the obverse of the neck and in the slow motion of his figures. Modern and strikingly effective is his deployment of the revelers against the black-glaze background; their poses and the articulation of the forms appear to fullest advantage.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. New York: Plantin Press, p. 5.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 242, no. 73.

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