AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
Attributed to the Group of Polygnotos, Probably the Christie Painter, Circa 440-420 B.C.
The obverse with a pursuit scene, a youth in the center depicted with curly hair, draped in a chlamys with a striped border pinned at his right shoulder and a petasos hanging over his right shoulder, wearing thonged boots, moving toward a draped woman, a sword in his right hand, a scabbard in the other, the woman running to the right but looking back, gesticulating wildly with her arms, a similarly-draped woman fleeing to the left, a wreath and a tendril in the field; the reverse with a draped woman between two draped youths, each holding a staff; meander and saltire squares below the scenes, a band of laurel below the rim, the krater with twin lug handles
11¼ in. (28.5 cm) high