London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: a youthful nude satyr carrying a thrysos and situla chasing a maenad, her head turned back towards him, holding a laden patera and thrysos
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
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
Collection of an Austrian noble family, acquired 1750-1780.
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