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

Attributed to the Menelaos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); diameter of mouth 12 3/16 in. (31 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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).
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1077, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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