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Column krater (Lucanian red-figure ware)
420 BC-400 BC

42.8 × 40.8 × 35.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Lucania, Italy
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1977
© Public Domain
Gallery location
Fashion & Textiles Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Large open vessel with globular/ovoid body, short thick neck below a flat rim, with twin columnar handles rising from the shoulder to plates extending from the rim. On the edge of the rim is a band of laurel. On the neck of Side A, a panel of ivy pattern. On the top of the rim, ivy pattern. Side A: two pairs of figures, a draped female facing a youth, naked except for drapery over his arm. These are palaestra scenes. Side B: two pairs of draped youths facing each other, less carefully drawn.