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Terracotta dinos (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Polyteleia Painter
ca. 630–615 B.C.
Greek, Corinthian
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); diameter 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Louis V. Bell Fund, 1997
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The finest vases from the region of Corinth are generally datable to the seventh century B.C. This dinos, a bowl for the wine diluted with water that was consumed at symposia, is decorated in two zones with large-scale animals. Above, panthers and sphinxes, and below are goats and lions between sphinxes.
#1009. Terracotta dinos (mixing bowl)
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Amyx, Darrell A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. pp. 73, 336, 374, 476, pls. 25–26, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Picón, Carlos A., Joan R. Mertens, Elizabeth J. Milleker, and Ariel Herrmann. 1997. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1996–1997." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 55(2): p. 11.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1997. "One Hundred Twenty-seventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 127: p. 18.

Mertens, Joan R. 2000. "An Archaic Bronze Oinochoe with a Panther Head in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Agathos daimōn : mythes et cultes : études d'iconographie en l'honneur de Lilly Kahil, Bulletin de correspondance hellénique. Supplément 38, 38. pp. 379–81, fig. 4, Athens: Ecole française d'Athènes.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 60, pp. 64, 418, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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