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Fragment of a terrracotta volute-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)

Attributed to the Painter of the Dublin Situlae
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
mid-4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 1/2in. (24.8 x 11.4cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.81.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Pentheus attacked by a woman

This piece consists of two joined fragments, 19.192.81.2 and .8. Pentheus is shown holding two spears and a sword. He brandishes the latter in defense against a woman who attacks him from the right with a thyrsos (fennel stalk with ivy). The death of Pentheus is the main subject of the front of the vase. His expression is masterfully conveyed by the relief lines.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia p. 110, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Gigantes, no. 393, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Hyperion, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Pegasos (Pegasos, Bellerophon), no. 81; Pentheus, no. 11, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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