London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: a naked youth, cloak draped over his arms, carrying flaming torch and casket, head turned back towards a maenad carrying thrysos and tympanon
Side B: two himation clad youths, one holding a staff, stele between
Palmettes under the handles, groundline of meander and dotted squares, band of laurel under rim, details in added white
10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high
Collection of an Austrian noble family, acquired 1750-1780.
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