Union Académique Internationale

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum

The J. Paul Getty Museum • Malibu

Athenian Red-Figure Column- and Volute-Kraters

Contributors: Despoina Tsiafakis

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Fascicule 10 • [U.S.A. Fascicule 40]


Cataloging some hundred thousand examples of ancient Greek painted pottery held in collections around the world, the authoritative Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Corpus of Ancient Vases) is the oldest research project of the Union Académique Internationale. Nearly four hundred volumes have been published since the first fascicule appeared in 1922.

This new fascicule of the CVA—the tenth issued by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the first ever to be published open access—presents a selection of Attic red-figure column- and volute-kraters ranging from the late sixth through the early fourth centuries B.C. Among the works included are a significant dinoid volute-krater and a volute-krater with the Labors of Herakles that is attributed to the Kleophrades Painter.