• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: a youthful nude satyr carrying a thrysos and situla chasing a maenad, her head turned back towards him, holding a laden patera and thrysos
    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
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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