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Krater (ceramic), late 8th century BC
Close to work of Analatos Painter
Ceramic; wheel-thrown
Centimetres: 22.8 (height), 35.5 (diameter)
circa 710-700 BC
Iron Age; Greek Dark Ages; Early Protoattic / Late Geometric; late 8th century BC
Area of Origin: Attica; Greece
Area of Use: Thebes; Boeotia; Greece
The Greek World, third floor
Sigmund Samuel Collection
919.5.18
ROM2005_4032_1
 

Description: The Greeks never drank their wine pure; they always mixed it with water, spices, herbs, honey and resin. Water would be brought to the table in a hydria and the wine in an amphora and they would be poured into a large mixing bowl called a krater. The blended wine would then be ladled out into drinking cups. The main frieze of this krater depicts a long ship with 19 rowers facing astern. Greek trade ships criss-crossed the Mediterranean carrying wine to all corners of the sea. The most renowned Greek wines came from Macedonia, Thasos and the Greek islands off the coast of Asia Minor.

Publications:
1. D. Callipolitis-Feytmans, Les 'louteria' attiques (Athens 1965) 31
2. Frohner, Coll. Van Branteghem, (vente Drovot 30-31 mai, 1 juin 1892), No. 203
3. Robinson-Harcum, No. 113
4. Payne, Protokorinthische Vasenmalerei, pp. 9-10, p. 3
5. Matz, Geschichte der griechischen Kunst I (1950), p.67, p.18
6. Boardman, Dorig, Fuchs and Hirmer, The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece (Thames and Hudson 1967 from German ed. 1966), p.149, p.73 top
7. A. Lane, Greek Pottery (1956), p.26, pl.10B
8. JHS 78 (1958) pp.124-5, pl.XIV a
9. P. Demargne, Naissance de l'art grec (1964)
10. Aegean Art (1964) fig.383
11. A. Koster, Das antike Seewesen (Berlin, 1923), pl.20
12. Hampe, Fruhe griechische Sagenbilder, p.26, pl.22a
Description:
13. Kirk, BSA 44 (1949), pp.113-4, No.38
Ref.:
14. Weinberg, AJA 45 (1941), p.37
15. P. P. Betaucourt, Expedition 12.1 (Fall 1969) p. 10, no. 33
16. L. Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the in the Ancient World(1971)
17. Listed on p.75, No. 8
18. G. Becatti, The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome, p.19, fig.10 (New York 1967)
19. G.F. Bass, Gen. Ed. A History of Seafaring, Thames and Hudson, 1972, p.54, 4
20. D. Gray, Seewesen Archaeologia Homerica, p.24, no. G14, pl.Xi c (pul. 1974)
21. B. Schweitzer, Die geometrische Kunst Griechenlands (1969 Koln) 61, 223, pl. 76
22. Boardman, Dorig, Fuchs and Hirmer, Die griechische Kunst (1966), p.57 top (English ed.: Greek Arts and Architecture (New York, 1967), 149, pl.73 top)
23. Ed. G.F. Bass, A History of Seafaring (Thames & Hudson, London, 1972) 54, fig. 4
24. R. Tolle, AAnz, 1963, 654-6
25. Fruhgriechische Reigentanze (Waldsassen, 1964) 92, no.230
26. B. Schweitzer, Deutsche Literaturzeitung 52 (1931) 2386
27. A.Lia Ermeti, Arch.Classica 28 (1976) 211, pl.LXXVI.1 (in "La nave geometrica di Pithecusa", pp.206-15, pls.LXXIII-LXXVI)
28. Illd. (photo after Payne, PKV): I. Scheibler, Griechische Topferkunst (Munchen, 1983) fig.139
29. J. Boardman, in Gnomon 1970, 496
30. J. Alvar, AEspArq 52 (1979) fig.6 on p.85
31. Hreziny, MEFRA 92.1 (1980) 25, fig.9
32. John W. Hayes (1992), no.31, ill. on p.33-34, drawing fig.4

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