Apulian volute krater

Cratere apulo a volute
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China
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Attributed to the Lycurgus Painter, mid-4th century B.C.
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Pottery
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Inv. MB 233
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The large krater was made in Apulia around the middle of the 4th century B.C. The handles are decorated with two Gorgon faces in relief. In the lively painted decoration of the body, one side shows a lyre-playing Dionysus being crowned by a Nike, and the other side a gymnasium scene.

The hall

These two little rooms display fine copies of Greek sculptures from the early Hellenistic period, together with a number of archaic works.