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Terracotta volute-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water) with stand

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 1/16 x 13 in. (45.8 x 33 cm) Other (H. of krater and stand): 26 1/4 in. (66.7 cm) Other (H. of stand): 5 1/4in. (13.3cm) Other (H. of krater without handles): 18 1/16in. (45.8cm) Other (Diameter of foot): 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm) Other (Diameter of mouth of vase): 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.25a, b
  • Description

    On the neck, obverse and reverse, Dionysos, the god of wine, and his followers, satyrs and maenads

    The architectonic character of this volute-krater is as great as that of the adjacent one, but the detail is quite different. The figure work on the neck constitutes a crowning frieze. The ribbing on the body introduces a pronounced verticality, and the crisp forms of the stand establish a podium. The small, agile figures of Dionysos and his retinue animate this otherwise sober and imposing ensemble.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: The names of the figures are inscribed.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 351, 354, fig. 253.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. New York: Plantin Press, p. 7, fig. 54.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 130, fig. 107.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 101, 241, pl. 81b.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 130, fig. 107.

    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, Chorillos, no. 3.

    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. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Eurydike VII, no. 1; Eurypyle, no. 1; Hegesichora, no. 1.

    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. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Herillos, p. 264.

    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. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Komodia, no. 3; Komos, no. 8; Nymphe II, no. 3.

    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. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Sathon, no. 1; Simis, Simion, Simos, no. 8.

    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. 1997. Thespiades-Zodiacus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Tragodia, no. 8.

    Panvini, Rosalba and Filippo Giudice. 2003. Ta Attika: Attic Figured Vases from Gela Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. L47, pp. 394-95.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 143, pp. 130, 433.

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