Terracotta calyx-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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

Period:
Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 7/16 x 13 9/16in. (36.7 x 34.4cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John van Benschoten Griggs, 1946
Accession Number:
46.129.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, woman seated between two men and two women
Reverse, woman between two men

The iconography here leaves unclear whether it belongs to the everyday world or the realm of Dionysos. The figure on the obverse suggests Ariadne.