Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A LUCANIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE AMYKOS PAINTER, CIRCA 420-400 B.C.
The obverse with a nude youth pursuing a draped female to the left, the female looking back, a branch in her right hand, her left arm akimbo, the youth with curly hair, a mantle draped over his forearms and behind his back, lunging toward her, a stick in his left hand held behind him, reaching forward with his right; the reverse with two facing draped youths with staffs, jumping weights above; meander and saltire squares below the scenes, laurel below the rim
11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) high
with Charles Ede, London, 1973 (Greek Pottery from S. Italy, no. 6).
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A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Second Supplement, London, 1973, p. 157, no. 258a.
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