London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE BOREAS PAINTER
CIRCA 470-460 B.C.
Side A: Eos in pursuit of Kephalos shown as a hunter carrying spears, his head turned back towards a standing bearded figure, a second figure behind the wings of Eos
Side B: Nike flanked by himation clad figures each with staff, worn
Bud chain around rim and neck, palmettes above the handles, double row of dots on rim overhang
18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) high
Acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Krefeld.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately