Fragment of a terracotta calyx-krater (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Black Fury Painter

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 400–380 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: Overall: 7 3/4 x 9 1/16in. (19.7 x 23cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1920

Accession Number: 20.195


Priam, king of Troy, kneels as he supplicates the Greek hero Achilles for the corpse of his son Hector. Behind Priam stands Hermes, the messenger god, identifiable by his winged boots. The fragment highlights the liberal use of added colors, particularly white and yellow, by Apulian vase painters.