Roman / Kalyx krater with reliefs of maidens and dancing maenads / 1st century A.D.Roman
Kalyx krater with reliefs of maidens and dancing maenads
1st century A.D.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Kalyx krater with reliefs of maidens and dancing maenads
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1
Creation End Date: 99
Creation Date: 1st century A.D.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H. 31 3/4 in. (80.6 cm)
Description: Large marble vases such as this one were produced especially for villa gardens. The singing and dancing figures are drawn from a wide repertoire of classical types. On one side of this vase, three maenads dance in abandon to the music of wooden clappers, while on the other side two modestly wrapped maidens approach a girl playing a double flute. Although this vessel was intended to be purely decorative, the Bacchic subject matter is especially suited to its shape, since a krater was used in antiquity for mixing wine and water .
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 23.184
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1923
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Julio-Claudian
AMICA ID: MMA_.23.184
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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