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

Attributed to Myson

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Obverse, the wine god, Dionysos; reverse, reveler

Myson was a contemporary of the Kleophrades and Berlin Painters. He specialized in large vases and developed a style that was taken up by a group of contemporaries and followers. Known as the Mannerists, these artists perpetuated traditions established during the late sixth century B.C. by the Pioneers. They favored column-kraters, which they decorated with very dignified figures often from the realm of Dionysos.

Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Attributed to Myson, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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