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

Attributed to the Orchard Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
17 1/4in. (43.8cm)
Other (diameter of mouth): 14 3/16in. (36.1cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.78.45
Not on view
Obverse, libation at the departure of a warrior
Reverse, two youths and a woman

The scene probably shows a family gathered to say farewell to a departing warrior. The woman holds a phiale (libation bowl) to pour an offering.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department: Vases and Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22 (1): p. 20.

Beazley, John D. 1942. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters. p. 347, no. 4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 523, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lezzi-Hafter, Adrienne, Cécile Jubier-Galinier, Leslie Threatte, Jan-Matthias Müller, and Kristine Gex. 2016. Potters - Painters - Scribes : Inscriptions on Attic Vases, Rudolf Wachter, ed. p. 51, fig. 11, Zürich: Akanthus Verlag für Archäologie.

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