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Volute krater (Apulian red-figure ware)
330 BC-320 BC

88.7 × 49.6 × 41.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1969
© Public Domain
Gallery location
Fashion & Textiles Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Large vase with ovoid body, thick neck, flaring rim, and two handles with swans' heads at the base and "volutes" on the rim, with masks of Io as applied decoration. On Side A a naiskos scene, surrounded by four mourners on two levels, within the naiskos a bearded man, armour and young boy bringing situla. On the neck of A, a woman's head rising from a flower, surrounded by flowers and vegetal scrolls an added white and yellow. On Side B, a stela flanked by four mourners on two levels; on the neck an elaborate palmette.