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Terracotta Two Handled Vase

Ancient Greek Pottery

Terracotta Two Handled Vase

Ancient Greek Pottery
  • Date: c.300 BC
  • Style: Classical
  • Series: Relief and plastic
  • Theme: Krater
  • Genre: mythological painting
  • Media: terracotta
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The decoration of this vase is sculptural, with the two handles in the form of Erotes; plaster copies replace the originals, which are lost. The magnificently tactile Medusa on the front of the body may well fulfill her time-honored function of guardian and averter of evil. A statuette once stood on the ledge between her wings. Four such vases were found in the the same burial.

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