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

Attributed to the Pig Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

Obverse, man offering lyre and ball to boy
Reverse, youth

Part of a youth's education often came from an older mentor such as this man who offers to a young boy a lyre and a ball. Musical training was an essential part of Athenian education. Students learned to play the lyre, to recite poetry, and to dance.

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

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