Kalyx-Krater (Mixing Bowl) (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

4th century BC
Greek (South Italian, Apulian)
South Italy,Apulia
Overall: 23 5/8 × 21 1/4 in. (60.01 × 53.98 cm)
Battles between Greeks and Amazons, a mythical tribe of female warriors, were popular in Greece, Etruria, and Rome. In this South Italian version, the goddess Artemis and her brother Apollo, both with bows and quivers, look down upon pairs of fighting warriors as a winged Nike (Victory), approached Athena.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
“The Horse in Ancient Greek Art,” National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA, September 7, 2017 – January 14, 2018; VMFA, February 17 – July 8, 2018

“The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA): 12 May-8 August 1982; Philbrook Art Center (Tulsa, OK): 20 November 1982-9 January 1983; The Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI): 7 February-10 April 1983.
April 1981 (Fritz Bürki, Zurich); [1] purchased by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), Richmond; accessioned into VMFA collection May 13, 1981. [2]

[1] In the object file, there is an invoice from Bürki, which references this object (in fragments), dated April 25, 1981.

[2] Information in VMFA Curatorial and Registration records.
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