London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
AN EARLY LUCANIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE AMYKOS PAINTER
CIRCA 420 B.C.
Side A: winged figure of Eros running to his right in pursuit of a woman with outstretched hands, another female figure to his left looks back over her shoulder
Side B: standing draped youth with staff facing two other youths
Laurel wreath below the everted rim, a band of meander with crossed squares below each scene
11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high
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Cf. A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Oxford, 1967, p. 42, no. 193, pl. 16,1, for a bell krater by the Amykos Painter with similar iconography.
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