Kalyx-Krater (Mixing Bowl) (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

4th century B.C.
Greek (South Italian, Apulian)
Apulia, South Italy
Overall: 23 5/8 × 21 1/4 in. (60.01 × 53.98 cm)
Battles between Greeks and Amazons, a mythical tribe of female warriors, were popular in Greece, Etruria, and Rome. In this South Italian version, the goddess Artemis and her brother Apollo, both with bows and quivers, look down upon pairs of fighting warriors as a winged Nike (Victory), approached Athena.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
“The Horse in Ancient Greek Art,” National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA, September 7, 2017 – January 14, 2018; VMFA, February 17 – July 8, 2018

“The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA): 12 May-8 August 1982; Philbrook Art Center (Tulsa, OK): 20 November 1982-9 January 1983; The Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI): 7 February-10 April 1983.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. “Observations on the Subject Matter of South Italian Vases.” Arts in Virginia 23, no. 3 (1983): p. 39, fig. 28.

Trendall, A.D., and Alexander Cambitoglou. The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, 1st supplement. London: Institute of Classical Studies at University of London, 1983, pl. VI.1-3.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen., Arthur Dale Trendall, Margot Schmidt, and Joseph Veach Noble. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982. (cat. no. 34, pp. 110-112)

“Italian Punch Bowl Displayed.” The Journal Messenger (Manassas, VA), 19 December 1981.

“Virginia Museum Restores Vase.” Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA), 6 December 1981.

Schertz, Peter and Nicole Stribling, The Horse in Ancient Greek Art, cat. no. 41.
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Greek Vase 360

360 view of 81.81, Kalyx-Krater (Mixing Bowl)

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