Krater

Description
A ‘krater’ was an important part of social life in ancient Greece, used for mixing water and wine at symposia. This is decorated on one side with three male figures, two holding spears and one extending his arm. On the other side are three satyrs. the painted decoraton is thought to have been added later.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/638
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
krater
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
small krater
Dimensions
whole height 100 mm; across handles W 90 mm; whole W 130 mm; rim diameter 85 mm; whole depth 115 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC; Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Date
-500
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Black figure ware
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
cosmetics or trinkets
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Italy?
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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