6 July 2016
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF LOUVRE G 521, CIRCA 390-370 B.C.
The obverse with a Dionysiac scene, the youthful Dionysos nude but for a chlamys draped over his shoulders, holding a flaming torch in his right hand, his head thrown back, his left hand reaching up, a maenad playing the auloi standing in front, with satyrs wearing wreaths and playing the auloi on either side; the reverse with three standing draped youths, two holding strigils, the central figure holding strigil and aryballos; groundline of meander and chequered square, band of laurel below the rim, scrolling palmettes under handles, details in added white and yellow
13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high
Dr. Ulrich Hahn, Cologne.
with Stolper Galleries, Munich, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1984.
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Rui da Silva
For the painter see J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase Painters, Oxford, 1963, p. 1441.
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