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

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
88.7 × 49.6 × 41.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
Accession Number
D88-1969
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1969
© Public Domain
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
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.