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Attic Black-Figure Column Krater (Mixing Bowl) Handle Fragment

570 BCE - 540 BCE

2 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in. (5.6 x 10.4 x 3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1553
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kraters

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  • Black-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Geometric and Orientalizing styles. It appeared in Corinth around 720 BCE, flourished in Attica by 600 BCE, and was found in Sparta, eastern Greece, and elsewhere, until the Red-figure style gradually replaced it in the late sixth century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which is characterized by the use of a refined slip, a two-stage firing process, and sintering to create black figures in silhouette on a red ground. Details were incised into the black figures or applied in purple or white pigment.
  • Boeotian - Refers to a style of pottery decoration that was seen in Boeotia from the seventh century BCE to the first half of the sixth century BCE. Boeotian pottery, from the region of Boeotia, northwest of Athens, was heavily influenced by Attic styles. It is characterized by the use of lively floral motifs and mythological themes, without much detail, typically in black-figure or with figures in relief. Boeotian clay tends toward a dull brown. A favored shape was the kantharos.
  • Classical - Refers to an ancient Greek style and period that begins around 480 BCE, when the Greek city-states defeated the Persian invaders, and ends around 323 BCE, with the death of Alexander the Great. It is characterized by the rebuilding of cities after the Persian wars, the flourishing of philosophy, drama, architecture, sculpture, painting, and the other arts. In the visual arts, it is known for the mastery of the human form and sophistication of architectural design.
  • kraters - Any of various large ancient Greek wide-mouthed vessels with two side handles, usually horizontal, generally used for mixing wine and water.
  • Satyrs and Maenads - Maenads are human female followers of Dionysus (sometimes called Nymphai) - Note added June 2010 by M. Weldon.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • 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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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Fragmentary Excess: Text, Body, Receptacle Bryn Mawr College , Nov 3, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017
  • Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015

  • Owner Name: Clarissa Compton Dryden, Class of 1932, MA 1935
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Inheritance
    Disposal Method: Donation
    Ownership Start Date: 1925
    Ownership End Date: 1950's to 1980's
    Remarks: A relative of archaeologist, Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925), Dryden presented the Ella Riegel Museum with items she inherited from his collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts throughout the 1950s-1980s

  • Owner Name: Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925)
    Role: Collector
    Disposal Method: Bequest
    Ownership Start Date: Likely ca. 1900
    Ownership End Date: 1925

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Brian A Sparkes, "The Taste of a Boeotian Pig." Journal of Hellenic Studies 87 (1967): 125.
  • Brian A Sparkes, Greek Pottery, An Introduction Manchester University Press. Manchester and New York, 1991
    Page Number: 96

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