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

Attributed to the Nikias Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse, sacrifice at an altar
Reverse, three youths

The altar is stacked with wood to burn the meat offering, prepared on skewers and being carried by attendants on either side. The other two attendants carry a tray and a basket. The recipient of the sacrifice is not identified. The laurel tree behind the altar might indicate Apollo.

Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Attributed to the Nikias Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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