Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater Fragment (Main View, front)

Triptolemos Painter

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The fragment preserves part of the krater's rim and the neck. At right, Dionysos reclines to right with a vine in his left hand and an ivy wreath around his head. The god is bearded and dressed in himation and chiton. In his right hand he holds out a kantharos toward the phiale held in the youth’s extended right hand. The youth is reclining, as indicated by the striped cushion behind his arm, and turns to face Dionysos. He wears a wreath around his head.

Flaring rim, reserved on top. Black interior with red band at rim. Outer edge of rim decorated with plain black key meander to left framed by horizontal black lines. Interior black with red band at rim.


  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater Fragment (Main View, front)
  • Creator: Triptolemos Painter
  • Date Created: about 480 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 9 × 18.5 × 1.1 cm (3 9/16 × 7 5/16 × 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Krater
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 86.AE.203
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Triptolemos Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 490 - 470 B.C.)
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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