London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF RUVO 512
CIRCA 350-320 B.C.
Side A: a naked youth running to the left, a fillet in his hair, carrying a cista and a wreath, followed by a woman holding a laden phiale out in front, a thyrsos in her left arm, details in yellow and white
Side B: two draped youths each carrying a staff
Palmettes below the handles, band of meander with crossed square below, laurel band below the rim
11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high
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A. D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, First Supplement, London, 1983, p. 50, no. 14/65a.
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