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Accession_Number 42.9.1
adlib_title Attic red figure column krater
Shape Column krater
Shape_description Two-stepped, ring-shaped base
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration The rim (stephane) is decorated with a double horizontal bulleted strap. The neck of side A has a broad band ornamented with elleipsoid lines with lotus leaf-shaped endings. Body: Side A: Dionysos holding leafless vine branch and kantharos between 2 dancing maenads, one of whom wears a spotted skin over her drapery. The scene is surrounded (left and right) by vertical, bulleted zones in the form of antae that seem to support a horizontal band with tongues over the heads of the figures, making the scene look as if under a building. B: 3 youths (but with beards?) wrapped in himatia, with a pair of halteres hanging between the second and third youths, relief contour on A none on B, outline of hair (and beards?) reserved. The same decoration surrounds the 3.
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Condition Almost half of stephane missing on side B, while the decoration of its remaining part is scraped off almost completely.No decoration on the neck. Deep crack from the beginning of the missing stephane down to the Krater's shoulder. Body pitted over entire surface, although side A is in better condition, with the exception of a gouge under the right arm of the left maenad. Incrustations around the chipped base.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date 460-450
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Artist
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Image
2002.99.0007.jpg
2002.99.0007.jpg
Left side view of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing a handle.
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2002.99.0008.jpg
2002.99.0008.jpg
Back view of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing draped youths and suspended halteres.
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2002.99.0018.jpg
2002.99.0018.jpg
Front view of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing Dionysos between maenads.
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2002.99.0019.jpg
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Right side view of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing a handle
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2002.99.0020.jpg
2002.99.0020.jpg
Detail of the front of the body of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing Dionysos between maenads.
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2002.99.0021.jpg
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Detail of the front of the body of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing Dionysos between maenads.
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2002.99.0022.jpg
2002.99.0022.jpg
Detail of the front of the body of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing Dionysos between maenads.
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Back view (side B) of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing three draped youths and suspended halteres.
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2003.23.0007.jpg
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Front view (side A) of an Attic red-figure column krater, Dionysos dancing between two maenads.
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Detailed view of the front (side A) an Attic red-figure column krater, showing Dionysos dancing between two maenads.
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View of the front (side A) of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing Dionysos between maenads.
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2003.61.0004.jpg
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View of the back (side B) of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing draped youths and suspended halteres.
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2003.61.0009.jpg
2003.61.0009.jpg
View of the front (side A) of an Attic red-figure column krater, showing Dionysos between maenads.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 26.1
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 14267
Height 2.0
Diameters Rim 17.0; base 9.0
Handle_height 8.0
Other_dims. W. incl. handle plates 21.0
Location Citizenship
Edited_by Georgia; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 02.06.2003; 20.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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