AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
attributred to hermonax, circa 450 b.c.
The obverse with a departure scene, a youth in the center standing frontal, wearing leather boots, a chlamys and a petasos which hangs over his shoulders, the chape of his sword hanging behind him, two spears in his left hand, his head turned towards a bearded man standing to the left, draped in a himation, leaning on a walking stick, a draped woman to the right, a fillet in her hair, holding an oinochoe in her lowered left hand and a phiale in her right; the reverse with a veiled woman in the center looking towards a bearded man leaning on a walking stick, a youth to the left also leaning on a stick; with a band of meander with saltire squares below, and a band of laurel below the rim above a thin band of tongues
141/8 in. (35.87 cm) high