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Il Vaso Fran ois

Rex Vasorum



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Il Vaso Fran ois by Mario Iozzo
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The most famous Greek vase and certainly one of the most well-known and widely studied "minor" works of classical antiquity, the Fran ois Vase is presented here to the public in a precise but clear and straght-forward text intended for both students and scholars, but also for the casual, non-specialist admirer. Discovered in two different excavation campaigns, in 1844 and 1845, in the Etruscan city of Camars or Clevsie-, present-day Chiusi (Siena), by Alessandro Fran ois, War Commissioner of the Granduke Leopold II of Habsburg-Lorraine, the krater (a symposium vase for mixing water and wine) is one of the undisputed masterpieces of ancient Greek pottery. Thanks to its 270 figures and 131 inscriptions, that include the signatures of the potter Ergotimos and the painter Kleitias who produced it in Athens around 565 BC, the large krater with volute handles also constitutes a sort of summa of Greek religious thought, a mythology manual of the ancient Greeks, and, in particular, of the Athenians in the final years of Solon's leadership, so much so as to sometimes be referred to as the Bible of archeology, the Encyclopedia or Anthology of Greek mythology, and which we can also easily consider Rex Vasorum, King of Vases! Photos by Fernando Guerrini.
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August 31st, 2018
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