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  • Calyx–krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), ca. 440–430 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to a painter of the Polygnotos Group
    Greek, Attic, Classical
    Terracotta; H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm), Diam. of mouth 14 9/16 in. (37 cm), Diam. of foot 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1956 (56.171.48)

    Obverse: Theseus seizing the bull of Marathon
    Reverse: Three youths

    When Theseus made his way from Troezen to Attica, he performed a number of feats, including the capture of a bull that had been ravaging the region around Marathon; he sacrificed the bull to Apollo. Here the two protagonists move gracefully in unison, much like their counterparts on the south frieze of the Parthenon.

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  • Calyx-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), ca. 440–430 B.C.; red-figure
    Attributed to a painter of the Polygnotos Group
    Greek, Attic, Classical
    Terracotta; H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm), Diam. of mouth 14 9/16 in. (37 cm), Diam. of foot 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1956 (56.171.48)

    Obverse: Theseus seizing the bull of Marathon
    Reverse: Three youths


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