27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
PROBABLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: winged Eros holding wreath and situla, bending forwards towards a draped female seated on a rocky outcrop, holding mirror and casket, bucrania in the field
Side B: two himation clad youths, each holding a staff
Palmettes under the handles, groundline of meander and dotted squares, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white and yellow
11 in. (28 cm.) high
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