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

Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Obverse and reverse, two warriors arming

As on the adjacent neck-amphora, the Kleophrades Painter here focuses his art on his human subjects and allows the larger narrative context of military activity to be supplied by their equipment. The emphasis is on grandeur, evident despite the object's fragmentary state. The four warriors, standing in relaxed poses, hold their weapons in a way that permits the artist to lavish exquisite detail on every form.

Terracotta calyx-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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