London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
A LARGE APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE HELBIG PAINTER
CIRCA 350-340 B.C.
Side A: Banquet scene with a half-draped youth reclining on a couch holding a kantharos, a naked youth sitting beside him offering a phiale, a tripod table in front, on the left a standing naked satyr holding a flaming torch and thyrsos, on the right a draped woman holding a situla and alabastron, a swag of laurel leaves above the scene, two fillets hanging in the field
Side B: Draped central female figure holding a mirror and wreath, looking towards a youth wrapped in an himation and holding a staff, another draped youth behind, two pairs of jumping weights and a quartered disc hanging above
Double palmettes and scrolls under each handle, a meander frieze on the lower body, a laurel wreath under the rim, details in added white and yellow
20 in. (50.5 cm.) high
Christie's London, 12 December 1989, lot 217.
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A. D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, Second Supplement to The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Part I, London, 1991, p. 100, no. 213c.
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