London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL-KRATER, IN THE MANNER OF THE VARRESE PAINTER
CIRCA 340 B.C.
Side A: a draped woman holding a thyrsos and a wreath with fillet, facing a youth, naked save for an himation, leaning against a pillar, holding out a phiale in his right hand, leafy branches and a fillet in the field, grape bunch and vine leaves above the scene
Side B: two draped youths each with staff, a stele between them with hanging fillet, a writing tablet bound with stylus above, pair of jumping weights at either side and palm fronds in the field
Meander frieze with crossed and dotted squares below, a laurel wreath below the rim, palmettes under each twin handle, details in added white
15 in. (38 cm.) high
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