3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 7,500
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
The obverse with a draped female walking to the left and looking back, a patera in her raised left hand, a grape cluster in her lowered right, with a nude youth walking toward her, a wreath in his hair, a chlamys draped over his left arm, a wreath in his outstretched right hand and a thyrsos in his left, a tendril and a dotted fillet between them; the reverse with two draped youths, one holding a staff, a tendril and jumping weights between them; a band of meander and dotted squares encircling below, laurel above, lines framing the handle-roots, palmettes below the handles, details in added red and white
10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
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