London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A PAESTAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF NAPLES 2585
Side A: a woman seated on a plinth with her right arm raised, her garment draped around her waist to reveal her naked upper body, a tympanum in the field
Side B: a young draped woman moving to the right looking back over her shoulder, her right hand holding a phiale outstretched behind her, a fillet in her other hand, two tympani in the field
Palmettes below the handles and framing each scene, a band of wave pattern below the groundline and a laurel wreath below the flaring rim, details added in yellow and white
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
Formerly in the David Gibson collection.
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Cf. A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Paestum, British School at Rome, 1987, p. 302 ff. for the Painter of Naples 2585.
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