Side B: woman carrying phallos, upper half

Side B: scene at center

Side A: youth at herm

Side B: oblique from left

Side B: woman carrying phallos

Handle: right of side B

Collection: Berlin, Antikenmuseen
Summary: Side A: youth at herm. Side B: Naked woman carrying a large phallus.
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Pan Painter
Context: From Etruria
Date: ca. 465 BC

H. 32.5 cm., d. 31.0 cm.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 551.10; Para, 386; Beazley Addenda 2, 257
Shape: Column krater
Region: Etruria
Period: Early Classical


The vase is in fairly good condition. Some of the fragments are less well preserved than others. Some have lost most of their surface or are scraped or discolored, while others are quite well-preserved.

Decoration Description:

Side A: youth at Herm. A youth stands on the left facing the herm on the right. The youth's right hand is raised as if in greeting. In his other hand he holds a staff. He has short hair and wears a mantle. The herm is set on a stepped podium. It is bearded and its hair is worn in a bun at the back.

Side B: Naked woman carrying a large phallos. A naked woman with short hair carries a large phallos to the right. There is an eye drawn on the tip of the phallos. The woman wears a wreath.

Sources Used:

Hoppin 1919, ii, pl. 312, no. 7

Other Bibliography:

AA 1892 p. 102, no. 9; Licht 1932, iii, 81 and ii, 30; Deubner pl. 4, 2; Atallah Adonis 218; Boardman 1975, fig. 342; Marcadé 1962, 107; Johns 1982, 146, fig. 120; Keuls 1985, frontispiece; DdA 3 (1985) 85, fig. 6.