THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
The obverse with a draped female and a nude Eros, the female seated to the left, holding a phiale and a thyrsos, Eros approaching her from the right, his wings raised, a wreath in his raised right hand, a mantle draped over his forearm, a fillet behind; the reverse with two facing draped youths holding staffs, a leaf in between, a window, a quartered ball and jumping weights above; the scenes flanked by double rows of dots, meander and dotted cross squares below, vertical lines above, ivy and berries on the neck, zigzag on the rim, wave on the upper surface of the rim, palmettes on the handle-plates
13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high
Arnold Barron, Massachusetts; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 22 November 1974, lot 239.