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

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

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 11 5/16 in. (28.7 cm); diameter 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.11.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, the abduction of Helen by Paris
Reverse, Nike with panther, two geese, and Eros

This vase and 57.11.4 appear to form a pair, in view of their comparable shape and ornament, and their complementary subject matter. The use of black-figure, while attested in Boeotia through the Cabiric vases, is nonetheless exceptional.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1962. "Painted Greek Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21(1): p. 10, fig. 12.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1981. Vol. 1: Aara-Aphlad. "Alexandros," pp. 511–12, no. 66, pl. 389, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1986. Vol. 3: Atherion-Eros. "Eros," p. 870, no. 202, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1988. Vol. 4: Eros-Herakles. "Helene," p. 531, no. 173, pl. 323, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

1992. Vol. 6: Kentauroi-Oiax Nike, no. 378, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Avronidaki, Christina. 2015. "Hidden Pictures on a Boiotian Calyx Krater in Zurich." Hesperia, 84(3): pp. 535 n. 7, 548 n. 54, 549 n. 55.