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

Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd half of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Laconian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (28 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.11.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
During the sixth century B.C., the production of glossy, all black pottery was exceptional in the Greek world. Besides Attica, Lakonia was a major center. Since this region was famous also for bronze-working, black-glazed kraters may have provided cheaper substitutes for examples of bronze.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1965. "Greek and Roman Art." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), No. 1965/1975: p. 125.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1986. "Observations on Proto-Volute Kraters." Corinthiaca : Studies in Honor of Darrell A. Amyx, Mario Aldo Del Chiaro and William R. Biers, eds. p. 112 n. 41, fig. 11, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri.

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