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AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER

ATTRIBUTED TO THE BALTIMORE PAINTER CIRCA 340-330 B.C.

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AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE BALTIMORE PAINTER
CIRCA 340-330 B.C.
The obverse with an Oscan warrior seated between offering bearers, wearing a conical helmet and a striped tunic with a mantle over his left arm, a patera in his outstretched right hand, two spears resting against his left arm, his shield at his side, a female figure before him with a wreath and a dove, a satyr further to the left holding a pedum and a branch, a satyr to the right holding a situla and a thyrsos, phialai, grape clusters and fillets in the field, the neck with Eros at the center seated on an Ionic capital, his wings outstretched, holding a patera upright in his right hand, a filleted wreath in his left, a female figure before him holding a situla and a fillet, a thyrsos beside her, a female figure to the right leaning on a small column, holding a cake in her raised right hand, a phiale, fillets and grape clusters in the field; the reverse with a female figure at the center seated on a pile of rocks, holding a cista and a filleted wreath, a satyr before her holding a situla and a thyrsos, a satyr to the right holding a dish of cake and a grape bunch in his right hand, a thyrsos in the left, vegetation, rosettes, fillets and grape clusters in the field, the neck with a band of ivy and rosettes; a band of meander below the scenes on the body, dotted ovolo above, the neck of the obverse with swastika-meander below the scene, wave around the outer rim, ivy around the top of the rim, palmettes on the handle plates, details in added white and yellow
26 in. (66 cm.) high
Provenance
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 15 December 1992, lot 91.
Literature
A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, First Supplement to the Red-figured Vases of Apulia, London, 1983, no. 27 50A.
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