Red Figure Column Krater
|Artifact Identification||Red Figure Column Krater (1993.04.0001)|
|Artist/Maker||Long Overfalls Painter|
|Period/Date||Classical, 370– 350 BCE|
|Culture||South Italian Greek, Apulian|
|Dimension 1 (Height)||44.5 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||41.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Diameter)||32.0 cm|
|Measuring Remarks||D2 includes the handles. D3 is the body diameter without handles.|
|Manufacturing Processes||Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing, Handbuilding|
|Munsell Color Information||Black ( N 2.5) -ns Dark Orange Yellow ( 7.5 Y R 6/6) -ns|
COLUMN KRATER: Reserved bands at foot. Double row of dots and line near rim. Black-figure wave pattern at lip on top surface. Two black-figure palmettes on top of surfact handle attachments. Black figure ivy is in reserved panel on neck. Frames for pictures on obverse and reverse are formed with tongue pattern on shoulder meander and crossed square band below, and double rows of dots to the left and right. The combat scene is highly unusual and lively. The warrior is in the process of shifting his weight and is about to make a sweeping charge toward the native. The native holds a spear in his right hand, and a shield in the other. The pierced shield is visibly bent from another spear, now broken. A gorgon is depicted on his shield. This is far from a routine vase. The obverse scene portrays three standing youths wearing Chlamys, one facing right, two facing left, and holding staffs. Above them is a pair of halteres, (weights held by athletes). Column Krater Named for its columnar handles this wide mouthed Krater Shape was used for mixing wine & water.
Ancient Art, Berk 1993 Catalogue #40. "Ugly duckling becomes beautiful swan," Heritage April 1993, p. 3.
|Credit Line/Dedication||John Needles Chester Fund|