No. G 238
Date Range: Early Corinthian, about 620-600 BC
H. 33cm, Diameter 33cm

  • Krater front view
  • Krater back view

The Krater was a mixing vessel for water and wine. In antiquity wine was only served thinned. Next to other vessels a Krater belonged to the equipment at a symposium. It is a bellied vessel with a short neck and a flat mouth. The column Krater first emerged in Corinth in the 7th century BC.  The Krater of the Archaeological Collections of the University Graz is one of the oldest preserved vessels of this kind. On the forefront is a siren with spread wings depicted. A few scarified rosettes are spread over the image field. On the other side are two panthers illustrated and between them more rosettes. On each handle is a drawn swan together with rosettes and dots.

(F.M.)

 

Bibliography

T. Bakir, Der Kolonettenkrater in Korinth und Attika zwischen 625 und 550 v. Chr. (Würzburg 1974)
G. Schwarz in: M. Lehner - T. Lorenz - G. Schwarz (Hrsg.), Griechische und italische Vasen aus der Sammlung des Instituts für Klassische Archäologie der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Graz 1993) 20-23

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