11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT COLLECTION
A LUCANIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
Circa 400 B.C.
The obverse with winged Eros in profile to the left, offering a fillet to a youth standing before him, both depicted nude, a draped woman behind Eros wearing a rayed diadem, gesturing with her right hand, a flowering plant before her; the reverse with three draped youths; a groundline of meander and crossed squares below the scenes, a band of laurel below the rim
13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high
Inherited from the current owner's grandmother.
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