Terracotta dinos (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Polyteleia Painter

Period: Transitional

Date: ca. 630–615 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Corinthian

Medium: Terracotta; black-figure

Dimensions: H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); diameter 12 in. (30.5 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Louis V. Bell Fund, 1997

Accession Number: 1997.36


The finest vases from the region of Corinth are generally datable to the seventh century B.C. This dinos, a bowl for the wine diluted with water that was consumed at symposia, is decorated in two zones with large-scale animals. Above, panthers and sphinxes, and below are goats and lions between sphinxes.