View of side A, from the right

Figural scene on side A, center: Artemis, wearing a belted peplos, a himat...

View of side B, from the left

Figural scene on side B, right: a youth wearing a himation stands in a fro...

Left side view

Figural scene on side B, right of center: a woman wearing a himation and a...

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Summary: Side A: The death of AktaionSide B: Women and youths
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Painter of the Woolly Satyrs
Attributed By: J.D. Beazley
Date: ca. 460 BC - ca. 440 BC
Primary Citation: ARV2, 613.3; Para, 397; Beazley Addenda 2, 269
Shape: Krater
Beazley Number: 207101
Period: Classical


Decoration Description:

Side A: A hunter, wearing leather boots, a chlamys, and a wreath, and holding an arrow, leans to the right, and faces an olive tree, on either side of which two gilded birds are heraldically arranged. Artemis, wearing a belted peplos, a himation veiled over her head, and a crown, rides a biga (two-horse chariot) of deer, 3/4-view to the right, while Aktaion, a youthful hunter, is attacked by his hunting dogs, and falls backward to the ground (as punishment for having witnessed Artemis' bath). Another youthful hunter, shown in 3/4-back view, wearing leather boots, a chlamys, and a pilos (which falls from his head), drops his club and flees to the right, pursued by a hunting dog, while a bearded man, wearing a taenia and chlamys, and holding a scepter (?), stands in a frontal view, with his head turned profile to the left. A woman wearing a sakkos and a himation over her undergarments sits in a hunched posture, profile to the left.

Side B: A youth wearing a himation and a taenia stands in a frontal view, with his head profile to the left, and rests his left hand on a staff, while, to his right, a woman wearing a himation over a medium-sleeved chiton, and a taenia, stands in a frontal view, with her head profile to the left. She holds a globular vase in her left hand. Another woman, wearing a himation over a medium-sleeved chiton, and a taenia, stands in 3/4-view to the left, and holds a garland (or string of beads?) in her outstretched left hand, and a third woman, wearing a himation and a sakkos, stands profile the the left. A youth, wearing a himation, stands in a frontal view, with his head profile to the left, and supports his right hand on a staff.

Nearly symmetrical palmettes decorate the space between the handles.

Shape Description: Volute krater

Sources Used: Boardman 1989, fig. 13