London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL-KRATER
CIRCA 350 B.C.
Side A: a draped maenad seated on rocks, holding a tympanum and spotted wreath, looking toward a satyr with one foot raised on rocks, holding a situla and torch, two fillets and rosettes in the field, floral tendrils below
Side B: two draped youths each with staff, a stele hung with taeniae, writing tablet bound with stylus above, a pair of jumping weights at either side
Palmettes under each handle, encircling band of meander with crossed squares below, laurel wreath under the rim, details added in white
14 in. (36 cm.) high
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