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The Vase and Minor Objects Collection

Detail from the decoration theme of the crater
Crater by the Erotostasia painter

This elegant wheel-made calyx crater is a representative example of the Attic Red-Figure Style. It was restored and is almost entirely preserved. Its elongated shape is typical of the pottery of the fourth century BC and offers large surfaces for the full expression of fine decorative scenes. The scene depicts the 'Erotostasia', which was the weighing of love. A young woman with lavish garments and ornate hairstyle holds a scale with which she weighs two small winged figures: Eros and Anteros. Next to her stands an elegant youth who wears a petasus on his head. The Erotostasia painter is named for this vase.

Exhibit Features
Date: Classical period, 330 B.C.
Dimensions: height: 0,47 m
Material: Clay
Inventory number: 12544
 
 
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
 
Beazley J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters I-III, , 1963, .1456, 1
 
Robertson M., The art of vase-painting in classical Athens, Cambridge, 1992, . 292, . 296