Fragment of a terracotta calyx-krater (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Black Fury Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

The kneeling figure on this vase, identified as the legendary Trojan king Priam, wears a richly ornamented costume that the Greeks traditionally associated with foreigners from the east. Although vase painting provided a limited color palette, white, yellow, and red paint could be added to suggest different colors, textures, and materials. Here, yellow on Priam’s cap and belt, and on the winged boots of the messenger god Hermes behind him, gives the effect of gold.

Fragment of a terracotta calyx-krater (mixing bowl), Attributed to the Black Fury Painter, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian

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