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

Attributed to the Marlay Painter
ca. 430 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm) diameter with handles 14 1/16 in. (35.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Obverse, horsemen
Reverse, komasts (revelers)

The longevity of the black-figure technique is indicated here by the ornament of the neck and especially by the animal frieze around the side of the lip. The horsemen ride along with an air of particular ease, conveyed not only by their seat but also by the exchange between them. They can be compared to the riders on the west frieze of the Parthenon.
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 7, fig. 48, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 101, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1277, no. 12, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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