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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
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 88    Date: 2013   
Pages: 39-54
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.88.0.2987074

Abstract :
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.

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