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

Attributed to the Detroit Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

The glaze on Corinthian vases did not always fuse properly with the body of the vessel and has often peeled off. Only traces remain of the scene on the front of this krater, which shows the marriage of Paris and Helen. The bridal pair stands in a chariot ready to depart, surrounded by four Trojan couples wearing festive dress. A single, armed warrior at the far right leads in the four horsemen shown on the other side of the vase. The names of all the figures are inscribed beside them. Goats and panthers fill the zone below.

Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Attributed to the Detroit Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Corinthian

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