South Italian black-gloss Calyx-krater showing Eros - ROM2018_16897_114


South Italian black-gloss Calyx-krater showing Eros

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with added paint
Geography: Made in South Italy or Etruria; findspot unknown
Date: about 300 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
43.5 × 33.8 cm
Object number: 985.184.5
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis krater (a mixing-bowl for wine) imitates the shape of metal versions with a moulded egg band decoration on the rim and moulded lobes on the lower body. It has been coated in black-gloss slip and then painted in white, red and yellow added paint. Beneath a continuous band of twisted ribbon and ivy leaves, a young winged Eros, wearing only boots, walks to the left while holding a purse and putting a wreath on his head. On each side of him are ribbons and wreaths. On the other side of the vase a draped figure holding a wreath is flying to the left. Behind her is another wreath.
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