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Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Whiteface Painter
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 360–330 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.236
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The scenes on painted Greek vases do not always relate, but it is tempting to see in this vase a link between the thundering hooves of Eros' biga (two-horse chariot), the racing of Love's burning desire, and the conversation between two youths on the reverse who may be more than just friends.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 243a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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