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

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

Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd half of 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Rosen, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.392.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse and reverse, Dionysos and Ariadne reclining among satyrs and maenads

The degree of characterization, particularly in their movements, suggests that the satyrs are performers or derived from actors in a play.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 122: p. 36.