This is a 3D model of the “Aristonothos Krater” (a large pot) in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo (Rome). Found in Etruria, one side depicts the cyclops Polyphemus being blinded by Odysseus and his men, as told in Homer. The other displays a naval battle with Greek and Etruscan ships, an unusual subject for this time. The krater is dated to the 7th c. BCE and gets its name from its inscription “ARISTONOTHOS,” either the artist’s name or as a taunt to the purchaser, with the meaning roughly translating into “noble bastard.”
Ancient World 3D
This model posting is part of Ancient World 3D, a project that provides curated 3D open access content for Classical Studies. Each model has an etched catalog# and 3D Printable frame for building a library. The original model was posted by Pablo Aparicio Resco. This entry was composed by Jennifer Hurley (Dr. Elizabeth Thill, advisor).
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