Getty Museum Puts Monumental Greek Red-Figure Krater on View


The J. Paul Getty Museum installed the Gela Krater - Attic red-figured volute krater, Greek, about 475 - 425 B.C., attributed to the Niobid Painter. Courtesy of Terracotta. Museo archeologico regionale Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy


ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty
Museum announced the installation
of the Gela Krater in the permanent collection galleries at the J. Paul
Museum at the Getty Villa. The loan of this celebrated object is part of
long-term collaborative agreement between the Getty Museum and the
Ministry of Culture and Sicilian Identity, which was announced earlier
year. Attributed to the Niobid
Painter, the monumental red-figure volute-krater (wine mixing vessel)
produced in Athens between 475 and 450 B.C. One of the most important
works from
the Museo Archeologico di Agrigento, the krater is on loan to the Getty
and will
be on view through the end of October in the Getty’s Stories of the
Trojan War
Gallery (gallery 110), where it joins works of art that illustrate
epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.