Terracotta chariot krater

Helladic, Mycenaean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151

The chariot was an important motif in art from the Greek mainland; its frequency on Mycenaean pictorial vases has characterized an entire subgroup. These vases were probably connected with funerary practices, and in some regions they may have served as sarcophagi. The occupants of the chariots may be the deceased, while the ancillary figures may be deities or participants in funerary observances.

#1004. Terracotta chariot krater, Part 1



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Terracotta chariot krater, Terracotta, Helladic, Mycenaean

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