About this artwork
On the front of this vase are four youths: the centre pair younger, tightly wrapped in himatia, the flankers, older, that on the left holding a stick, on the right a scraper. Hung up between the pairs is a large sponge (no sign of an aryballos). On the reverse are three youths in himatia. On the left, one faces to the right and gestures with his right hand; the one in the centre faces right but makes no gesture; that on the right faces left seems to move forward and gestures with his right hand.
The figured scenes are framed on either side by a double row of blobs, below by a red line and above by a frieze of tongues. The front of the neck is decorated with a frieze of linked elongated buds; the back is undecorated. On the edge of the rim is a double row of blobs and on the top a frieze of linked lotus buds, as on the neck, with a palmette complex on both handle plates.
Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Column Krater (Mixing Bowl)
- 460 BCE–450 BCE
- terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique
- 41.3 × 34.9 × 28.6 cm (16 1/4 × 13 3/4 × 11 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Hutchinson