Bell-krater

Description
This bowl was used to mix wine and water at ancient Greek drinking parties called ‘symposium’. The image on the front of the bowl shows a symposium scene with three young males. One is playing the game ‘kottabos’, one is playing a pipe and the other is singing.
Accession Loan No.
28/1954
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
bell-krater
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
wine bowl; bell-krater
Dimensions
across handles width 355 mm; whole height 314 mm; whole diameter 332 mm
Production Person Surname
style of Polygnotan Group
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Production Year Low
-440
Production Year High
-430
Production Town
Athens?
Production County
Attika
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
mixing
Function Detail
wine with water
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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