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South Italian Red-Figure Krater (Mixing Bowl)

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Painter of Athens 1680
Ancient Greek (active 375 BCE - 350 BCE) Primary

South Italian Red-Figure Krater (Mixing Bowl)

ca. 330 BCE

diameter at lip without handles
19 7/8 x 13 3/16 x 1 1/16 in. (50.5 x 33.5 x 2.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.232
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kraters
Culture/Nationality: Apulian

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  • Apulian - Refers to a pottery style that developed in Apulia in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE and was manifest in plain and ornate versions. The plain version is usually characterized by smaller vases with simpler decorative compositions, fewer figures depicted, and themes that are Dionysiac, genre scenes, or simple female heads. In the ornate version, the vases are larger, more colors are used, and designs are more ornate, including floral and geometric patterns, and mythological and funerary subjects.
  • column kraters - Kraters with columnlike handles extending from the shoulders to the rim. The feet are echinus shaped. This vessel type was especially popular in black-figure.
  • Dionysos
  • kraters - Any of various large ancient Greek wide-mouthed vessels with two side handles, usually horizontal, generally used for mixing wine and water.
  • Red-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Black-figure style. It appeared in Athens around 530 BCE and spread to other areas of Greece, southern Italy, Etruria, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, until it disappeared in the third century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which involves the use of refined slip and a two-phase firing process to create a black ground through sintering, with figures reserved in red. The details of the figures are more fluid than in the Black-figure style, and are typically drawn with a brush, using both a defined, black relief line and a more dilute line that varies in color from dark gold to black.
  • Satyrs and Maenads - Maenads are human female followers of Dionysus (sometimes called Nymphai) - Note added June 2010 by M. Weldon.
  • South Italian - Ancient pottery styles of southern Italy.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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  • diameter at lip without handles Dimensions: 19 7/8 x 13 3/16 x 1 1/16 in. (50.5 x 33.5 x 2.699 cm)

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