AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
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PROPERTY FROM A MANHATTAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER

ATTRIBUTED TO THE EUPHILETOS PAINTER, CIRCA 530-520 B.C.

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AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE EUPHILETOS PAINTER, CIRCA 530-520 B.C.
12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) high
Provenance
with Mathias Komor, New York, 1974.
Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 25 June 1992, lot 53.
Literature
M. True, et al., Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Attic Black-figured Pelike, Kraters, Dinoi, Hydriai, and Kylikes, Boston, 1978, p. 5, no. 10.
J. Gaunt, The Attic Volute-Krater (Ph.D. diss. New York University), New York, 2002, p. 67, n. 13.

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Lot Essay

One side of this krater depicts an Amazonomachy centered by Herakles battling an Amazon, perhaps Queen Hippolyte, with Dionysos on the other side seated between maenads and warriors. Perhaps more interesting are the three ships on the interior rim, each with a boar's head prow and a high sternpost terminating in a goose head. When the krater was full the ships would appear to be sailing on the wine dark sea. The subject was popular on black-figured dinoi and kraters (see M. True, et al., op. cit., p. 5 for a list of column-kraters and pp. 9-10 for dinoi with the motif).

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