Red-Figure Volute Krater (1986.225)3D Model
Attributed to the Painter of Taranto 7013 South Italian, Apulian, ca. 330–320 BC Ceramic; H. 31” Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Knight Zewadski 1986.225
With a shrine to the deceased painted on one side and a grave stele on the other, this large and ornate vase was clearly created—like so many Apulian volute kraters—for use as a local tomb offering. Within the shrine sit two warriors; each holds a spear, while a shield rests between them and a helmet hangs from the ceiling. Depicted in white paint like the shrine itself, these figures may represent marble statues of the deceased. On either side of the shrine are two mourners bearing offerings.