Fragmentary rim of an Attic black-figure krater with two figured friezes - ROM2018_16819_9

ROM2018_16819_9

Fragmentary rim of an Attic black-figure krater with two figured friezes

Maker: Attributed to the Golvol Group
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 510-500 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
12 x 33 cm
Object number: 959.17.212
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis krater has two miniature figured friezes around the rim, but the body of the vase (now missing) was probably painted in plain black gloss. One side of the top frieze shows a naked Herakles wrestling with the Nemaen lion; his weapons hang on the wall behind. The goddess Athena and Iolaos watch, and the whole scene is flanked by two seated on-lookers, two seated sphinxes and two huge eyes. The other side of the top frieze is largely lost, but the surviving end of it shows a huge eye, a seated sphinx, a seated on-looker, and part of a naked standing man. The lower frieze is badly preserved, but shows the tops of Dionysos in a four-horsed chariot attended by gods on one side, and a seated attendant and woman and two women with a draped man holding a staff on the other. Hayes attributed this to the Golvol Group of vase painters.
Collection:
Greek World
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