Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater Fragment

Unknown5th century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Neck: maenad and satyr. On the right is preserved the balding head of a satyr facing left. Before him, in the center, remains the upper edge of an object, possibly a krotalon or a drinking horn. On the left, is preserved the back of the head of a maenad facing left, in front of the satyr. Both figures have wreaths around their heads. It is not clear whether the satyr pursues the maenad.

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  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater Fragment
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 5th century B.C.
  • Location Created: Attica, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 7 x 6.7 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Edwin A. Lipps
  • Object Type: Krater
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 81.AE.188.7
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Edwin A. Lipps
  • Classification: Vessels


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