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Accession_Number 25.9.1
adlib_title Attic red figure calyx krater
Shape Calyx krater
Shape_description Base is hollow although filled with modern plaster.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Inside is black with a reserved band below where mouth begins to flare. The mouth is wide and flares outwards. On the exterior surface at the top is a patterned band of two rows of 'cccc' shapes, one row above the other. Two handles, one each side are black and it is hard to distinguish what is on the body behind the handle (maybe a panel with dots?). On side A, Eros flies towards a woman who retreats towards youth seated naked on a folding garment and holding alabastron. Side B shows 2 youths, clothed, the one on the right holding a stick. Brown for feathers at top of Eros' wing. White garland, neckless, bracelet of woman and fillet held by Eros. Below them is a reserved panle with egg shapes with dits in between. Stem and top of foot black, reserved band at top of foot. Base reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition One handle missing, the other repaired. Badly damaged all over, with paint flaking badly from the mouth area, body and foot having been repaired extensively and the glaze is a bad condition leaving the clay exposed. Plaster inserted in base to increase stability.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.23.0001.jpg
2003.23.0001.jpg
Front view (side A) of an Attic red-figure calyx krater, showing Eros flying towards a woman who retreats towards a nude youth seated on a folding garment and holding an alabastron.
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2003.23.0003.jpg
2003.23.0003.jpg
Detailed view of the back (side B) of an Attic calyx krater, showing two draped youths, one with a staff.
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2003.61.0008.jpg
2003.61.0008.jpg
Detail view of the back (side B) of an Attic calyx krater, showing two draped youths, one with a staff.
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2003.61.0011.jpg
2003.61.0011.jpg
Detail view of the front (side A) of an Attic calyx krater, showing Eros flying towards a woman who retreats towards a nude youth seated on a folding garment and holding an alabastron.
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2004.15.0002.jpg
2004.15.0002.jpg
Front view (side A) of an Attic red-figure calyx krater, showing Eros flying towards a woman who retreats towards a nude youth seated on a folding garment and holding an alabastron.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 26.3
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 14263
Height 24.5
Diameters Rim 24.0; stem 4.8; base 11.5
Handle_height 9.0
Other_dims.
Location Winckelmann DIsplay (Temporary)
Edited_by Denise; Karen
Date_edited 05.09.2002; 20.04.2004
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