Terracotta Krater

This pot stood above a grave, and the female mourners depicted on it tear out their hair in grief.

Terracotta Krater, attributed to the Hirschfeld Workshop, Geometric, c. 750-735 B.C.E., Ancient Greece, terracotta, 108.3 x 72.4 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Terracotta Krater," in Smarthistory, April 6, 2017, accessed September 22, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/met-krater/.