Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)

Attributed to the Marlay Painter

Period: Classical

Date: ca. 430 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)
diameter with handles 14 1/16 in. (35.8 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907

Accession Number: 07.286.65


The longevity of the black-figure technique is indicated here by the ornament of the neck and especially by the animal frieze around the side of the lip. The horsemen ride along with an air of particular ease, conveyed not only by their seat but also by the exchange between them. They can be compared to the riders on the west frieze of the Parthenon.