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

Attributed to the Painter of Bologna 228

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 13/16 in. (45.2 cm) diameter of mouth 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.131.7
  • Description

    Obverse, warrior and quadriga (four-horse chariot) with driver
    Reverse, Dionysos and two maenads

    The scene on the obverse shows a four-horse chariot from which a warrior has dismounted in order to fight. The painter seems to have a predilection for effects of glaze on a reserved background—note the armor of the charioteer and, on the reverse, the black kantharos (drinking cup with high handles) of Dionysos.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 92, fig. 32c.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 87, 225, pl. 65i.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 92, fig. 32c.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 511, no. 2 bottom.

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