Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Red-Figure Column Krater (Mixing Vessel): Satyrs Pursuing Maenads

Red-Figure Column Krater (Mixing Vessel): Satyrs Pursuing Maenads

440–430 BC

attributed to Naples Painter

(Greek, Attic, active c. 450–430 BC)


Overall: 41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1924.533


Did you know?

The column krater takes its name from the column-like struts supporting the handles and rim.


Two satyr-maenad pairs rush across this vase, similar but not identical to one another. The leading satyr is balding and infibulated, the trailing one more hirsute; the leading maenad carries a thyrsos, the trailing one two torches. On the reverse, a stock scene appears, with three youths standing, as if in conversation.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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