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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF THE LOUVRE CENTAUROMACHY
CIRCA 450 B.C.
The obverse with a symposiom scene, with two reclining youths leaning on pillows, each wrapped in a himation, their upper torsos bare, with a broad fillet in their hair, the youth to the right holding the foot of a kylix in each hand, one red, one black, the youth to the left holding a lyre, his head turned back, a standing woman between them playing the double aulos, wearing a chiton and himation, her hair bound in a fillet, a table set before each symposiast, with the food in added white, their boots below; the reverse with three draped youths, two with staffs; bands of meander with dotted crossed squares belows the scenes, a band of laurel below the rim, ovolo framing the handle roots