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Bell Krater (bowl for mixing wine and water): Torch Race

Peleus Painterc. 430 BCE - 420 BCE

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

Side A: Torch race: two runners with torches, altar, olive tree, prize hydria (water jar).
Side B: Three youths, one with strigil, another with staff.
Under rim: olive wreath; ground line: meander pattern; tongue pattern at handle attachments.
Recomposed from fragments, with some inpainting.

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  • Title: Bell Krater (bowl for mixing wine and water): Torch Race
  • Date: c. 430 BCE - 420 BCE
  • Technique: Red-figure
  • Physical Dimensions: h36.1 x d39.6 cm
  • Period: Classical period, High
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
  • Creation Place: Gela (Sicily)/Europe/Ancient & Byzantine World
  • Artist: Peleus Painter
  • Type: Vessels
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Terracotta

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