Apulian Red Figure Krater 4th century b.c.
On loan, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Scene of sacrifice, perhaps from a play. A grotesque bearded man, perhaps a slave, wearing a short chiton, high sandals and pointed straw hat, stands in front of an altar. He holds a libation pitcher and large knife. A second comic or bearded, mustachioed male, wearing a tall felt hat and short chiton, holds a sheep over an altar. A woman holds out a ritual winnowing basket, used in the rites of Demeter and Dionysus.
Photo courtesy Mediterranean Section, Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum.
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