Attic kalyx krater

5th century B.C.
Policoro, Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Siritide
Inv.216360

Over the course of time, vessels of this type acquired great importance within the context of the symposium. The krater diversified in form, developing into various typologies. Here we see Dionysus with his attributes: the crown of ivy leaves, the animal's skin and the kantharos.