About this artwork
On the front of this vessel a young warrior and a tutor or philosopher are shown standing in a naiskos (tomb) surrounded by attendants with offerings; above them is the head of the mythical poet and singer, Orpheus.
On the back, another naiskos (tomb) is decorated with large white figures. Since the krater is a funerary vessel, these figures may be symbolic representations of the dead or they may depict marble statues of the tomb’s occupants.
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- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Volute Krater (Mixing Bowl)
- 340 BCE
- terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique
- 78 × 48 38.1 cm (30 3/4 × 18 7/8 × 15 in.)
- Katherine K. Adler Memorial Fund