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Volute krater (Faliscan red-figure ware)
375 BCE-350 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
46.2 × 29.3 × 28.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Faliscum, Italy
Accession Number
D87-1969
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1969
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Full-bodied vessel with a short neck, wide mouth and two handles terminating at the rim in large volutes decorated with ivy leaves. Decorated in black glaze and red-figure. Side A: The contest of Apollo and Marsyas with Apollo, central, playing the lyre and Marsyas seated above right. Around are the muses. Half-figures may be Zeus and Aphrodite. Side B: The Rape of Chrysippus: Laius drives a quadrya to left, with the youth Chrisippus beside him. The woman's bust above the chariot may be Hippodameia, mother of Chrysippus.