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

Greek, Boeotian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse, head of a woman
Reverse, palmette

Although the significance of these representations is not known, and would have varied from region to region, the motif of a woman's head was extraordinarily widespread in the Greek world during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. It is noteworthy also that there was no male counterpart.

Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Terracotta, Greek, Boeotian

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