AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE-KRATER
GROUP OF COPENHAGEN 4223, CIRCA 340 B.C.
The obverse with a warrior standing within an Ionic naiskos, holding a spear and a shield, nude but for a mantle draped over his left arm, a fillet above, a nude youth standing to the left holding a branch and a fillet, a mantle draped over his arms, a draped woman standing to the right, holding a mirror in her right hand, a fillet below, the neck with a profile female head wearing a sakkos emerging from a flower amidst florals, bands of dots and rosettes above; the reverse with a male and female offering bearer flanking an Ionic column, a palmette on the neck below a band of laurel; with a band of meander and dotted crossed squares below the scenes, with tongues on the shoulders, ovolo on the rim, wave on the underside, palmettes below the handles, the volutes with molded female heads, white on the obverse, reserved on the reverse, the shoulders with molded duck heads framing the handles, white on the obverse, details in added yellow and white
21¼ in. (54 cm.) high