8 June 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF TARA COLBURN
to be sold for the benefit of the Los Angeles Opera and other charities
AN ETRUSCAN RED-FIGURED CALYX-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE FRONTAL FUNNEL GROUP WORKSHOP,
CIRCA 330-300 B.C.
One side with a winged female figure, probably Vanth (a fury), a torch in her left hand, her right arm raised, a swan at her feet; the other side with a similar winged figure carrying a thyrsos; the handle-zones with vertical lines and funnel-shaped tongues, a band of black laurel above, short and long vertical lines on the rim, downturned palmettes flanked by tympana above the handles, details in added white
16 1/8 in. (40.9 cm.) high
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For a similar example see no. 171, pp. 255-256 in Padgett, et al., Vase Painting in Italy, Red-Figure and Related Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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