A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
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A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER

WORKSHOP OF THE PARRISH PAINTER, CIRCA 360-340 B.C.

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A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
WORKSHOP OF THE PARRISH PAINTER, CIRCA 360-340 B.C.
Enlivened with white slip, depicting on side (a) Athena seated on a rock wearing the Corinthian helmet and holding the spear and shield, facing Herakles reclining nude on the lion skin holding his club, a quiver suspended between the two, the god Hermes standing behind him wearing the petasos; and on side (b) two nude seated youths in conversation, a band of laurel below the rim and a band of meanders as ground line, palmettes below the handles
12 ½ in. (32 cm.) high
Provenance
Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), London.
M.H. Bloxam, by whom given to Rugby School Art Museum.
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Lot Essay

Samuel Rogers was a celebrated Romantic poet and prominent figure of London's literary circles in the 19th century. Born into a wealthy banking family he devoted himself to writing poetry and came close to being one of the most famous names of the time, alongside poets such as Wordsworth, Walter Scott and Byron.
It has been suggested that this bell-krater might be by the hand of the Io Painter, cf. A. D. Trendall, The Red-figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Oxford, 1967, p. 259, nos 219-221; and A. D. Trendall, The Red-figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Supplement 3, London, 1983, p. 125, no. 219a.

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