Terracotta Bell-Krater Artifact Analysis

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The museums had very intriguing artifacts to look at, I was mesmerized by all the different cultural and religious artifacts I viewed. After viewing all the exhibitions, I liked the Greek Mythology section the most because of the different statues and pottery, most of the exhibition was mostly either of paintings or jewelries. The Greek Mythology had statutes of almost very god/goddess and what represents them. The artifact I chose is called Terracotta Bell-Krater (bowl for mixing wine and water). This artifact was located on the first floor of the museum, and there is other type of vases and Greek artifacts around it including statues of Greek Gods. The credit for this artifact was given to Fletcher Fund in 1928, this artifact dates to 449 B.C. The period was Classic Greek, this was attributed to the Persephone and it is made up of Terracotta, which means clay based unglazed or glazed ceramic. The dimension of this artifact is 41 centimeter in height and diameter of the mouth is 45.4 centimeter. The story behind this artifact was Persephone is the queen of the…show more content…
The shape is very different as well because it looks like a vase with big bowl shaped with two horns sticking out the side. The artifact has a three female and one male, the female on the left is kneeling and a man is behind her while the other two female are holding two kind of sticks, mostly looks like weapons. The top of the vase has a pattern that goes all around the vase, and also at the bottom there is pattern that is only in the front where the scenario is showing. The trait represents the returns of Persephone to Earth. The myth portrays the return of spring. Also, women's festival in the honor of Demeter and Kore celebrated by mothers and married daughters in Greek culture. More so, Athens, the first day of this festival is called Anodos in Greek meaning

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