London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
PROBABLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: winged Eros holding wreath and situla, bending forwards towards a draped female seated on a rocky outcrop, holding mirror and casket, bucrania in the field
Side B: two himation clad youths, each holding a staff
Palmettes under the handles, groundline of meander and dotted squares, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white and yellow
11 in. (28 cm.) high
Collection of an Austrian noble family, acquired 1750-1780.
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