8 June 2004
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.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF TARA COLBURN
to be sold for the benefit of the Los Angeles Opera and other charities
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