London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER ATTRIBUTED TO THE CA PAINTER
CIRCA 340 B.C.
Side A: a central draped woman holding a wreath and situla, behind her a warrior in South Italian Oscan costume (plumed helmet, wide-belted tunic and greaves) leaning on his shield and holding a spear, a wreath in his right hand, both looking towards another armed warrior to the left wearing a cuirass, plumed helmet and greaves, sitting on his himation, holding a spear, his shield by his side, a fillet in the field
Side B: a small central stele with offerings and tied with a fillet, flanked on the left by a seated woman wrapped in an himation, holding a tympanon and a phiale, to the right a draped standing figure, a fillet and rosette in the field
A large palmette under each handle, a wave-pattern below the scene and laurel wreath under the rim, details in added white and yellow, rim chipped
15.3/8 in. (39 cm.) high
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Cf. A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Oxford, 1967, pp. 450-454, pl. 175; and LCS: Suppl., III, London, 1983, p. 215, pl. XXV, no. 9c for similar.
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