• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 25

    A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER

    PROBABLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Collection of an Austrian noble family, acquired 1750-1780.