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Fragment of a terracotta 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: 4 7/16 x 5 9/16in. (11.2 x 14.1cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.81.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Forepart of Pegasus

This fragment, and another in the same case (19.192.81.2, .8), belongs to a volute-krater that depicted the death of Pentheus on the obverse and the battle of gods and Titans on the reverse. The piece shows the winged horse looking back at Bellerophon, whose left hand appears holding one rein. To the right is Zeus seated in his chariot. The bit of wing belongs to a figure of Nike.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 33, p. 110, 112, 207, 309, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1988. Vol. 4: Eros-Herakles. "Gigantes," p. 235, no. 393, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1990. Vol. 5: Herakles-Kenchrias. Hyperion, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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.

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