8 June 2004
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
CIRCA 350-330 B.C.
The obverse with Dionysos between a satyr and a maenad, the god seated on his chlamys, holding a filleted thyrsos in his left hand, a phiale and rosette chain in his right, facing right but looking back at the standing nude satyr, a thyrsos in his right hand, a tympanum in his left, and to the right the maenad clad in a chiton, holding a thyrsos in her left hand, a situla in her right; the reverse with three draped youths; a band of meander with dotted crossed squares below, a band of laurel above, with palmette complexes below the handles, some details in added white
18 1/8 in. (46.1 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1979.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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