AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
attributed to the harrow painter
circa 480-470 b.c.
The obverse with the fore-part of two bearded centaurs on either side of a large pithos, both carrying a branch in one hand and reaching into the vessel with the other, the centaur to the left with a balding pate, the pithos with an imitation inscription on its shoulders, the lid leaning to the right; the reverse with a balding satyr standing before a large pithos, his right hand inside the rim, his left hand offering a rhyton; with rays above the foot, the obverse with dotted lotus bud chain on the neck, the pictures cut off on their sides as if the painter originally intended to set them in framed panels
11¾ in. (29.84 cm) high