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

Attributed to the Meleager Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse, satyrs and maenads
Reverse, three youths

The gentrification of the followers of Dionysos on this vase is worth noting. Whereas vases of the late sixth and the first half of the fifth centuries B.C. emphasized the irrational and animal energies of satyrs and maenads, by the turn of the fifth to the fourth century, these figures had become quite sedate.

Terracotta bell-krater (vase for mixing wine and water), Attributed to the Meleager Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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