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Krater with Nike Driving Quadriga and Three Men Standing
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Krater with Nike Driving Quadriga and Three Men Standing


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Description It is sometimes easy to determine, which side of an ancient Greek vase was meant to face the viewer: the front differs from the back, the "B-side," in the quality and sophistication of the decoration. The winged Nike driving a four-horse chariot (quadriga) on the front of this krater (mixing vessel) is much more skillfully rendered than the three male figures on the back, which were most likely executed by an apprentice in the workshop. This scene of three standing Athenian youths in conversation is a common subject for the "B-side" of vases.
Exhibitions
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006.
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 2009.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
390-380 BCE (Classical)
Medium
terracotta; red figure
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.261
Measurements
11 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (28.6 x 29.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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