A FRAGMENTARY ATTIC RED-FIGURED CALYX-KRATER
Attributed to the Altamura Painter, Circa 465 B.C.
One side preserving a departure scene with a warrior clasping hands with a woman, the warrior wearing a Chalcidian helmet and a chlamys, holding a large circular shield with a dotted border and a device in black of a warrior on a groundline with a spear and a shield with a leather apron, the woman wearing a dotted chiton and a himation, holding a spear in her left hand, the pair framed by two figures, each wearing a short chiton, the figure to the right with a spear over the left shoulder, the other side with a warrior and a woman, the warrior in a short chiton and cuirass, a chlamys over the shoulders, the woman in an elaborate himation, with palmettes and tendrils in between
11 in. (27.9 cm) high, as preserved
Dr. Elie Borowski
Ancient Greek Vases Formerly in the Collection of Dr. Elie Borowski, Christie's New York, 12 June 2000, lot 100