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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10: Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters

Despoina Tsiafakis

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 520 to 510 BCE through the early fourth century BCE. 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.

Reflecting Getty's commitment to open content, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum is available online at and may be downloaded free of charge in multiple formats. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, this hardcover edition has been made available for sale.

Despoina Tsiafakis earned her doctorate in classical archaeology and the history of art from the University of Thessaloniki. She spent four years as a curatorial assistant in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Antiquities Department and is presently a faculty member at the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center in Greece.

162 pages
9 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches
164 color illustrations
15 line drawings
ISBN 978-1-60606-601-0

Getty Publications
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Series: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum