London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL-KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE LONG OVERFALLS GROUP
CIRCA 380 B.C.
Side A: a youthful naked Dionysos seated on his cloak, a maenad standing opposite, each holding a thyrsos, traces of a kantharos held out by Dionysos, and a wreath held by the maenad at her side
Side B: two draped youths each with staff, a pair of jumping weights above
Meander frieze with central crossed square below each scene, laurel wreath under the rim
13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high
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Cf. A. D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, I, Oxford, 1978, p. 82, no. 4/117, pl. 28.5-6, for similar bell-krater by the Long Overfalls Group, attributed to the Calvet Sub-Group.
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