Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
- Attributed to the Menelaos Painter
- ca. 440 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); diameter of mouth 12 3/16 in. (31 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1921
- Accession Number:
Obverse, three revelers
Reverse, three youths
The figures on each side are essentially the same, except that those on the obverse have the attributes of revelers: they wear wreaths, the first youth carries a skyphos (deep drinking cup), and the second plays the flute; music of the lyre and flute was often part of a symposium (drinking party).