Terracotta calyx-krater (mixing bowl)

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Gnathian
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.464
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The crisp outlines of the shape and the ribbing on the lower part of the body indicate that a metal vase was the source of inspiration. On more luxurious pieces, such as the hydria 23.74 nearby, the ornament is gilded. On simpler pieces, it is painted.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1891. Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21: pp. 502-3.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1892. Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22: pp. 534, 552.