Corinthian Column Krater

Unknownabout 570 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Interior: black with red bands at the top and bottom of the rim. Exterior: On the rim are zigzag patterns on the surface and a swan on each handle panel. The neck is decorated with rosettes. On the body of the krater are two friezes: the upper frieze depicts, on side A, three pairs of komasts, facing one another, one with double pipes, and on side B, a siren between sphinxes. The lower frieze contains goats and felines. The base is decorated with rays and the foot is black with two red rings. The underside is unpainted.


  • Title: Corinthian Column Krater
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: about 570 B.C.
  • Location Created: Greece (Corinth)
  • Physical Dimensions: 21.7 x 29.5 x 22 cm (8 9/16 x 11 5/8 x 8 11/16 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 Gordon McLendon
  • Object Type: Krater
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 77.AE.58
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Corinthian)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Classification: Vessels

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