Greek Ceramic Krater Photos

Krater (pl. krateres) are ceramic jugs for mixing wine & water.
  • Bell kraters are shaped like up-side-down bells without a footed pedestal.
  • Volute kraters have two vertical scroll-like handles projecting above a body sitting on a footed pedestal.
  • Column kraters sport handles supported by columns.
  • Calyx kraters have horizontal handles lower-down on a flower-shaped mixing bowl on a footed pedestal.
    Kraters, having been the focus of wine events, are some of the most elaborately decorated of ancient Greek ceramics.
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    Greek ceramic black figure on red krater painted with warriors & horses at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Ancient Greek red-figured krator with scenes from Trojan War at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Red figure column krater featuring erotic scene with two youths paired with two hetaera circa 480 to 470 BC at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.Athenian red-figure krater & black-figure amphora showing exercising Greeks at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
    Greek ceramic black figure on red krater painted with warriors & horses (520-510 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Ancient Greek red-figured krator with scenes from Trojan War (460 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Red figure column krater featuring erotic scene with two youths paired with two hetaera circa 480 to 470 BC at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.Athenian red-figure krater (450-400 BCE) & black-figure amphora showing exercising Greeks (6thC BCE) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
    Black figure amphora from 550 to 530 BC with griffin and two lions at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.Black figure amphora circa 540 to 530 BC featuring Dionysos flanked by two Satyrs from Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.Greek terracotta black-figure krater with Odysseus escaping from Polyphemos's Cave from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with slaying of Minotaur from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
    Black figure amphora from 550 to 530 BC with griffin and two lions at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.Black figure amphora circa 540 to 530 BC featuring Dionysos flanked by two Satyrs from Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.Greek terracotta black-figure krater with Odysseus escaping from Polyphemos's Cave (550-500 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with slaying of Minotaur (c530 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
    Greek terracotta black-figure wine cooler with Scythian Archer from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
    Greek terracotta black-figure wine cooler (psykter) with Scythian Archer (c530 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra (c525 BCE) from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra (c525 BCE) from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra (c525 BCE) from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
    Details of Greek terracotta red-figure krater with Herakles fighting Hydra from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Details of Greek terracotta red-figure krater with Herakles fighting Nemean Lion from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta red-figure mixing vessel with Triptolemos on snake-drawn chariot & Persephone from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta red-figure water jar with owl & olive branches from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
    Details of Greek terracotta red-figure krater with Herakles fighting Hydra (c480 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Details of Greek terracotta red-figure krater with Herakles fighting Nemean Lion (c480 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta red-figure mixing vessel (dinos) with Triptolemos on snake-drawn chariot & Persephone (c470 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta red-figure water jar (kalpis) with owl & olive branches (c480-470 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
    Collection of Greek pottery antiquities at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Greek terracotta krater with bulls & pokal with sea creature from Mycenae at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Greek terracotta red-figure wine bucket with lyre players by Brygos-painter at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Greek terracotta red-figure wine bucket with Dionysus & Maenads by Brygos-painter at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
    Collection of Greek pottery antiquities at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Greek terracotta krater with bulls & pokal with sea creature (1400-1300 BCE) from Mycenae at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Greek terracotta red-figure wine bucket with lyre players (c470 BCE) by Brygos-painter at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Greek terracotta red-figure wine bucket with Dionysus & Maenads (c470 BCE) by Brygos-painter at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
    Athenian terracotta crater fragment with painted horses & chariot by master of Dipylon at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.


    Athenian terracotta crater fragment with painted horses & chariot (c750 BCE) by master of Dipylon at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.



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