8 June 2004
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE BALTIMORE PAINTER, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
The obverse with a Native Italian warrior and his horse within an Ionic naiskos with scrolling on its plinth, the warrior wearing a belted red chiton and a pilos helmet, holding a spear in his left hand and the reins in his right, to the right of the naiskos a seated female figure holding an oinochoe and a wreath, and a standing female figure with a mirror and a situla, and to the left a seated female figure with a fan and a situla, and a standing female figure with a cista and wreaths; the reverse with four offering bearers around a stele tied with a black fillet, to the right a seated female figure with a cista, fillet and a ball of wool, and a standing female figure with a phiale, two fillets and grapes, to the left a seated female figure with a cista and a fillet, and a standing female figure with a situla and a mirror; with a band of meander with dotted squares below the scenes, the shoulders with a band of tongues above a thin band of dotted ovolo, the neck of the obverse with a female head wearing a sakkos emerging from a flower amidst florals, a band of key and a thin band of bead-and-reel above, the neck of the reverse with elaborate palmettes, a band of laurel above, with wave on the underside of the rim, dotted ovolo on the rim, palmette complexes below the handles, the volutes with molded female heads, white on the obverse, reserved on the reverse, the shoulders with duck heads framing the handles
29 in. (73.7 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1979.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Oxford, 1978, no. 27/2a.
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