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  • Volute–krater (mixing bowl), ca. 330–310 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to the Baltimore Painter
    Greek, South Italian, Apulian
    Terracotta; H. with handles 30 5/16 in. (77 cm), H. to rim 26 3/4 in. (68 cm)
    Purchase, Mrs. James J. Rorimer Gift, 1969 (69.11.7)

    On the body, obverse: Judgment of Paris
    On the body, obverse, above: assembly of gods
    On the body, obverse, below: Pan, Athena between Trojans
    Reverse: woman in naiskos (shrine), between youths and women
    On the neck, obverse: woman's head
    On the handles, obverse and reverse: women's heads

    On the obverse, Paris, the Trojan prince, is seated in the center, dressed in Eastern garb. He listens to Hermes, standing to his right, who has brought the three goddesses to him to be judged. Aphrodite, accompanied by Eros, is in the upper left, seated beside a large box, holding a wreath and a mirror. Hera, holding her scepter, is seated in the upper right on a rock. Athena, directly below Paris, is also seated, leaning on her shield, wearing her helmet and holding a large phiale. Athena is attended by two youths, who, like Paris, are in Eastern costume. In the same register, at the extreme left, a young Pan, resting on a rock, observes the scene.

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  • Volute-krater (mixing bowl), ca. 330–310 B.C.; red-figure
    Attributed to the Baltimore Painter
    Greek, South Italian, Apulian
    Terracotta; H. with handles 30 5/16 in. (77 cm), H. to rim 26 3/4 in. (68 cm)
    Purchase, Mrs. James J. Rorimer Gift, 1969 (69.11.7)

    On the body, obverse: Judgment of Paris
    On the body, obverse, above: assembly of gods
    On the body, obverse, below: Pan, Athena between Trojans
    Reverse: woman in naiskos (shrine), between youths and women
    On the neck, obverse: woman's head
    On the handles, obverse and reverse: women's heads


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