Calyx-krater

Drawing of calyx-krater The handles of the calyx-krater are placed low down on the body, at what is termed the cul. Their upward curling form lends the shape an appearance reminiscent of the calyx of a flower, hence the name. The earliest known example was possibly made by Exekias in the third quarter of the sixth century. It continues to be produced, mainly in red-figure, becoming more elongated over the course of the fifth and fourth centuries.

Athenian red-figure calyx-krater ht. 39.5cm
  • Athenian red-figure calyx-krater ht. 39.5cm