An Attic red-figure bell krater
Lot 8*
An Attic red-figure bell krater
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 24,000

Lot Details
An Attic red-figure bell krater
An Attic red-figure bell krater
Attributed to the Painter of Montesarchio T.121, circa 4th Century B.C.
The decoration enlivened with added white and ochre paint, side (a) showing a Bacchic scene, with a central seated figure of Dionysus, depicted nude with a wreath in his hair and holding a thyrsus, flanked by draped maenads with nude dancing satyrs behind them, all with wreaths in their hair, the figures on the right each holding a thyrsus, side (b) showing three himation-clad male figures wearing fillets, meander and saltire squares along the baseline, ovolo at the base of the handles, a band of laurel beneath the rim, 12¼in (31.1cm) high, repaired

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired at Sotheby's London, May 31st, 1990.

    Exhibited:
    On loan to the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, March 1995 - April 2008.

    Published:
    Oakley, J.H. et al., Athenian Potters and Painters, The Conference Proceedings, (Oxford, 1997), p.252, figs.6-7 (A, B). Attributed to the Painter of Montesarchio T.121 by I. McPhee.

    Sotheby's London, Antiquities, May 31st, 1990, lot 376.
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