27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: central altar and bearded herm, a nude youth carrying two thrysoi and a draped figure infront, two draped figures behind
Side B: three himation clad youths
Large palmettes under the handles, band of meander and crossed squares below, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white and yellow
13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm.) high
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Private collection, London: acquired Sotheby's London, 11 December 1989, lot 307.
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