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AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER
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AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER

CIRCA 530-520 B.C.

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AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER
CIRCA 530-520 B.C.
Side A: a mythological wedding procession with gods in attendance, showing the bridal couple Peleus and Thetis, in a chariot drawn by four horses, behind them stands Dionysos wearing a wreath and holding a kantharos and branching leafy tendril, processing behind the horses is Apollo playing a kithara and three women with baskets and vessels on their heads, leading them is Hermes with characteristic winged boots, the whole procession being greeted by a crowned goddess
Side B: a race between two four-horse chariots, the horses and charioteers straining forwards
Handle plates: each with a frontally facing four-horse chariot, the rim with frieze of conjoined lotus buds
Graffito on the base, repaired
9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Formerly from a German deceased estate.
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Lot Essay

For a wedding procession with gods, cf. Exhibition catalogue, K. Vierneisel and B. Kaeser (eds), Kunst der Schale, Kultur des Trinkens, Antikensammlungen, Munich, 1990, p. 367, nos. 64.6 and 64.7.
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