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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER

    CIRCA 400-350 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
    CIRCA 400-350 B.C.
    Side A: two seated bearded satyrs, one playing auloi (double-pipes), another holding a torch, between them two standing maenads, one holding thyrsos and phiale laden with bunches of grapes, the other holding a torch
    Side B: three standing youths, each wrapped in a himation, one holding a staff
    Double palmettes under the handles, band of meander and chequerboard crosses below, laurel wreath below rim
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, prior to 1970.