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Red-figure column krater

Red-figure column krater

Culture Group: Greek
Culture: Greek, Athenian
Date: 470–460 BCE
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions:
14 7/8 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches (37.8 x 35 x 35 cm)
Classification: Decorative Art
Credit Line: The Duke Classical Collection
Label Text:The column krater is a variation on the krater shape in which the handles rise from the body of the vase like the columns of a temple to meet a heavy rim. The decoration on this krater complements its function as a container for wine: on one side Dionysos, Greek god of wine, holds a rhyton, or drinking horn. He rides a donkey flanked by a maenad, or female worshipper of Dionysos, and Silenus, the god's satyr companion. On the reverse side are three maenads. The lip of the cup and borders of the decorative panels are adorned with ivy, a plant associated with Dionysos.
Object number: DCC1971.2
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