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Athenian Red-figure Volute Krater


Attributed to the Methyse Painter


460-450 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Athenian Red-figure Volute Krater, Attributed to the Methyse Painter
Athenian Red-figure Volute Krater: Gallery Label - Current
: An Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramic | Slip-glazed earthenware
Size: 23 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (59.69 x 34.93 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Greek, Attica
Culture: Greek, Europe, Greek, Attica
Style: 5th century B.C.
Physical Description: attic, red figured; volute krater is a vessel for mixing wine and water. On the front side is depicted a lively procession with the wine god Dionysus and cavorting satyrs; on the reverse, two satyrs acrost a meanedThe name "volute" is given to this type because of the handles which spiral like Ionic volutes. The scene is bacchanal with dancing satyrs and nymphs surrounding a central figure of Dionysus. 19 fragments or vases are attributed to the artist.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Centennial Fund: Gift of funds from Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Dayton
Accession Number: 83.80
Artist: the Methyse Painter, Greek (Attica)
Role: Artist
Nationality: Greek
Life Dates: Greek (Attica)
Added to Site: February 28, 2009