4 June 1999
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER
attributed to the syriskos painter
circa 470 b.c.
The A-side with Zeus and Hera seated on either side of a winged goddess, presumably Iris, the pair each holding a staff with a palmette finial, Iris holding an oenochoe in her right hand, pouring into a phiale held by Zeus, her other hand extended toward Hera, who grasps it, with Hermes walking left but looking back at the scene, a band of elongated lotus bud chain on the neck; the B-side with a standing draped youth on either side of a standing draped woman; with a band of lotus bud chain on the upper surface of the rim, a palmette above each handle, a double band of ivy on the sides of the rim, the scenes framed by a vertical double bands of ivy, a band of tongue above, with rays above the foot
16 in. (42.5 cm.) high
Ars Antiqua Auktion I, pl. 56, 119.
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Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, p. 260-261, no. 15.
Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases in the Archaic Period, pl. 202.
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