AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED BELL KRATER
CIRCA MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.
Obverse with a seated youthful Dionysos, a cloak draped around his right thigh, his hair bound in a beribboned wreath, with long tresses falling onto his shoulders and down to his pectorals, holding a thyrsos in the crook of his left arm, his head turned facing the standing figure of a draped meanad, her hair bound up and wearing a rayed diadem, on the right a running bearded satyr, a spotted animal skin draped over his left arm, a winged eros above, on the left a standing draped maenad holding a tympanum, Nike flying to her right, a winged eros above, the reverse with three himation clad youths, meander and chequered square ground line beneath each scene, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white and yellow
15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high