AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PATERA PAINTER, CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
The obverse with a nude warrior in added white seated on his red himation within an Ionic naiskos, holding a wreath in his raised right hand, a spear resting in the crook of his left arm, a shield to the right, a nude youth standing to the right holding a strigil in his right hand and a knobbed staff in his left, a himation draped over both arms, a draped female standing to the left, holding a mirror in her right hand, a thyrsos leaning by her side, her hair bound in a kekryphalos; the neck with a female head in profile to the left, her hair bound, emerging from a flower amidst florals, a band of meander, a band of dots and a band of wave above; the reverse with a filleted stele, a draped female offering bearer either side, each holding a cista and a beribboned wreath, a thyrsos in the field, a palmette complex on the neck, a band of laurel above and band of wave above; a band of meander below the scenes, ovolo and tongues on the shoulders, ovolo on the rim, palmettes below the handles, the volutes with moulded diademed female heads, white on the obverse, reserved on the reverse, the shoulders with moulded duck heads framing the handles, details in added yellow, white and red
24½ in. (62.2 cm.) high