a pair of Greek Classical-style black-figure terracotta column-kraters depicting Satyrs and Sirens, one intact with fracture to pedestal foot, age appropriate wear
12.5" H x 11.75" diameter
A krater or crater (Greek: κρατήρ, kratēr, literally "mixing vessel") was a large vase in Ancient Greece, used for the dilution of wine with water.
The krater is one of the most identifiable shapes in the ancient Greek catalogue of vessels. Usually placed prominently in the center of the room at a symposium, it was a large, open-mouthed bowl used for mixing wine with water. Wine would be poured into it from an amphora (large storage vessel), water added from a hydria (water jug) and mixed, before being ladled into an individual's drinking cup.