27 October 2004
A PAESTAN RED-FIGURE KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO ASTEAS
CIRCA 360-350 B.C.
Side A: Dionysos with head thrown back, carrying thyrsos, phiale and beaded wreath, Pan with well-detailed hirsute legs, in front carrying torch and horn, in procession to the right
Side B: two standing draped youths, holding stick, 'skewer of fruit' and hanging fillets
Palmettes and scrolling tendrils below the handles, an encircling band of waves below, a laurel wreath below the rim, details in added white
13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high
Formerly in a Swiss private collection, Geneva.
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A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Paestum, Rome, 1987, p. 73, no. 57; and exhibition catalogue, Richesses insolites de La Grande Grèce, Fondation Septentrion, Marcq-en-Baroeul, 1990, no. 83.
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