Red figured volute krater illustrates Nike the winged goddess of victory 62cm
Red figured volute krater illustrates Nike the winged goddess of victory both in war and peace, drives the chariot of zeus with four horses in the war against the giants. Zeus stood behind Nike wielding his lightning bolt.
Copy classical period 530 BC.
Volute krater: This type of krater, defined by volute-shaped handles, was invented in Laconia in the early 6th century BC, then adopted by Attic potters. Its production was carried on by Greeks in Apulia until the end of the 4th century BC. Its shape and method of manufacture are similar to those of the column krater, but the handles are unique: to make each, the potter would have first made two side spirals ("volutes") as decorative disks, then attached a long thin slab of clay around them both forming a drum with flanged edges. This strip would then have been continued downward until the bottom of the handle where the potter would have cut a U-shaped arch in the clay before attaching the handle to the body of the vase.
Width :33 cm
Height :62 cm
Length :29 cm