AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
attributed to the boreas painter
circa 470-460 b.c.
The obverse with a maenad in the center grabbed by two balding, bearded satyrs, the maenad moving to the right but looking back, clad in a chiton, with long tendrils of hair falling on to her shoulders, a torch in each hand, that in her left raised as if in defense, with a maenad to the right and left looking on, both in chitons and himations and holding a torch, their hair bound in a band; the reverse with two pair of draped youths, the two to the right with a walking stick, a sponge hanging in the center, and a pair of sandals hanging between the two youths to the left; the panels framed on either side by a double row of dots and black tongues above, the obverse with a lotus bud chain on the neck, the rim with black silhouette animals
17¾ in. (45 cm) high
Antiquities, Sotheby's London, 11 July 1988, lot 99 (attributed to the Cleveland Painter).