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Accession_Number 35.4.5
adlib_title Boeotian red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description Wide overhung rim; handles come up to beneath the overhang in a right-angle shape; body tapers to small thin stem; very thick footring; underside recedes in almost conical shape.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration The interior of the rim is reserved except for a black band; lip is black. A band of black vertical leaves decorates the underside of the rim. Front: the profile to the left of a woman's face, she wears a sakkos with two ringlets of hair falling in front of her ear. Back: a large palmette. Reserved circles with black dots in field on both sides. The handles are black with a red ring where they join the body. Beneath each handle is an ivy leaf. The base is black with red concentric bands.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2001.99.0019.jpg
2001.99.0019.jpg
Left side view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting an ivy leaf under the handle.
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2001.99.0030.jpg
2001.99.0030.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting a female head facing left.
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2001.99.0031.jpg
2001.99.0031.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting a female head facing left.
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2001.99.0032.jpg
2001.99.0032.jpg
Right side view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting an ivy leaf under the handle.
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2001.99.0033.jpg
2001.99.0033.jpg
Back view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting a palmette.
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2001.99.0034.jpg
2001.99.0034.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting a female head facing left.
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2001.99.0035.jpg
2001.99.0035.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting a female head facing left.
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2002.97.0728.jpg
2002.97.0728.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, showing reserved bands on the rim and black gloss interior.
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2002.97.0729.jpg
2002.97.0729.jpg
Oblique view, from the top, of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, showing reserved bands on the rim and black gloss interior.
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2002.97.0730.jpg
2002.97.0730.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting a female head facing left.
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2002.97.0731.jpg
2002.97.0731.jpg
Right side view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, showing an ivy leaf beneath one of the handles.
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2002.97.0732.jpg
2002.97.0732.jpg
Back view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, showing a palmette.
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2002.97.0733.jpg
2002.97.0733.jpg
Oblique view, from the bottom, of a Boeotian bell krater, showing the base and some of the pattern on the body and rim, and one handle.
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2003.25.0001.jpg
2003.25.0001.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, depicting a female head facing left.
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2003.25.0003.jpg
2003.25.0003.jpg
Back view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, showing a palmette.
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2003.25.0004.jpg
2003.25.0004.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian red-figure bell krater, showing the base with concentric black and red bands and the underside of the rim with leaves.
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2005.88.0025.jpg
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Comparanda Reading 53.8.4; Melbourne, Potter 1984.0256 (MUV 67), (with a palmette particularly close to this Reading example) published in Connor and Jackson 2000, 194-95 no. 71, ill.; and many other examples collected in Ure 1953.
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 28.9; A.D. Ure, "Boeotian Vases with women's heads," AJA 57 (1953) 245 no. 8, pl. 70.18; N.H. Demand, Thebes in the Fifth Century: Heracles resurgent (London 1982) 119-20; Sian Lewis, The Athenian Woman, An Iconographic Handbook (London 2002) fig. 4.28
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Beazley_DB
Height 16.8
Diameters Mouth 17.3; body 17.8; stem 3.4; base 8.8
Handle_height 4.4
Other_dims. H. body 11.9; H. base 1.9
Location Shape
Edited_by Faye; Karen; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 07.07.2003; 20.04.2004; 11.01.2006; 04.09.2006
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