8 June 2004
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE HOPPIN PAINTER,
CIRCA 380-370 B.C.
The obverse with a maenad, youth and satyr, the maenad standing in the center, wearing an animal skin over her chiton, her hair bound in a sphendone, holding a tympanum in her right hand, a thyrsos in her left, the satyr behind her nude but for high boots and an animal skin tied around his neck and draped over his shoulders, a torch in his right hand, his left hand on his hip, and the youth to the left, nude but for a chlamys draped over his arms, holding a phiale in his left hand, a tendril in his right; the reverse with three draped youths, with meat hanging to the left; a band of meander with saltire squares below each scene, a tendril framing the scenes on either side, a band of laurel below the rim, and a thin band of wave below the laurel on the obverse
14 in. (35.6 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 December 1974, lot 125.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 27 April 1976, lot 204.
with Galerie Faustus, Geneva, October 1976 (Antiquities, no. 54).
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York.
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A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Oxford, 1978, no. 15/14, pl. 35, 5-6.
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