London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE BELL-KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE RHOMBOID GROUP
CIRCA 325 B.C.
Side A: Athena wearing crested helmet seated holding spear and with Medusa shield at her side, an attendant woman in front standing holding out a casket and a shield, another attendant behind wrapped in her himation, quartered squares and rhomboids in the field
Side B: a procession of three women, each closely wrapped in long himations, quartered balls and rhomboids in the field
Large palmette under each handle with side scrolls, encircling band of wave pattern below, laurel wreath under the rim, repaired, with a presentation box
14 in. (35.6 cm.) high
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Cf. A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Third Supplement (Consolidated), London, 1983, p. 255, no. XIX/782c, pl. XXIX.3, for a similar vase by the Rhomboid Group, attributed to the Branicki Painter.
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