London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: a youth, naked to waist, reclines on couch, left arm resting on pillow, holding palm branch in left hand, holding out kantharos in right hand toward a draped female figure who stands at the end of the couch holding out phiale in left hand, she wears sakkos, necklaces and bracelets, two discs in the field
Side B: two draped youths facing, one holding out his hand to the other, two columns (perhaps the turning posts for a race track) and disc in the field
Meander and chequer band below on each side, laurel above
10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
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