London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE BELL-KRATER
CIRCA 340 B.C.
Side A: a seated woman and female attendant, each with their hair tied in a white sakkos, a beaded girdle at the waist, the standing attendant carrying a quartered casket and a grape bunch, the seated woman holding out a phiale, a fillet and leafy tendril in the field
Side B: two draped youths each closely wrapped in an himation, wearing beaded white headbands, three quartered balls and a window in the field
Wave pattern frieze below, laurel wreath under the rim, a large palmette and scrolling flower tendrils under each twin handle, details added in white, surface cracks to the glaze
11 in. (28 cm.) high
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