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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER

    MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
    MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: a woman running to the left, her head turned back, holding a phiale and fillet, a naked youth following behind carrying situla and laurel branch, himation draped over his arm
    Side B: two draped youths, each carrying a staff, a writing case with stylus in the field
    Palmettes under the handles, band of meander and crossed squares below, laurel wreath below the rim, details in added yellow and white
    11 in. (28 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, prior to 1970.