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

Attributed to the Bolsena Group
ca. 250 B.C.
Terracotta; Volsinian Silvered Ware
H. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm); diameter of body 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This vase was intentionally perforated before firing, to render it not functional for the living, as were two other vases in this case (96.9.169 and 06.1021.250).
Hôtel Drouot. May 11-14, 1903. Collection d'Antiquités Grecques & Romaines: vases peints et moulés, terres cuites, verrerie, sculptures, bronzes, bijoux. lot 189, pl. VIII, no. 3.

Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 163, p. 47, pl. X, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 53, figs. 167-69, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. no. 1, p. 286, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Hill, Dorothy Kent. 1947. "Bacchic Erotes at Tarentum." Hesperia, 16(4): p. 253.

Michetti, Laura M. 2003. Le Ceramiche argentate e a rilievo in Etruria nella prima età ellenistica. no. 75, p. 158, Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.69, pp. 208, 226, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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