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Title: Two Archaic Bronze Κρατήρες Λακωνικοί?
Subtitle: The Dedications of Phanodikos Son of Hermokrates of Prokonnesos and of Phalaris Tyrant of Akragas
Author(s): GAUNT, Jasper
Volume: 88 Date: 2013
This article proposes that two kraters mentioned in inscriptions should be recognized as bronze volute-kraters. Studies of the stele of Phanodikos have tended to ignore the appearance of his krater, with its stand and strainer. Evidence from vase-painting, literature, inscriptions and surviving bronze vessels combine to suggest that the presence of all three elements points towards this having been a krater lakonikos. In the case of the krater dedicated by Phalaris, it is the presence of figural decoration on either side and its subject matter that supports the suggestion.