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Accession_Number 49.8.3
adlib_title Campanian red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description Very broad, up sloping rim; two handles start near the top of the body and curve vertically upwards; tall body with vertical sides curves down uninterrupted into stem; thick, flat foot with ridge at top; conical underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Campanian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/4
Decoration Interior: black with a central red dot. The underside of the rim has a leftwards laurel leaf pattern above a single red band. Palmette and tendril decoration below both handles. Side A: warrior with shield dressed in hoplite attire (but perhaps an Arimaspian, according to Schauenburg; cf. Hdt. 3.116), facing and fighting a griffin with traces of white on tail and mane. Rosettes in field. Side B: three robed women with yellow necklaces and hair decorations, facing left. Rhomboids with central crosses in field. Below the figures is a wave pattern. Stem, foot and base are black.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and very well preserved. Paint remains clear and there are very few chips in the rim.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 325-315
Dating_details
Artist Branicki Painter: Rhomboid Group
Attribution Trendall, LCS 540.784, attributes this vase to the earlier style of the Branicki Painter (which is of a higher standard than his later works).
Image
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Front view (side A) of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing a battle with a griffin.
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Back (side B) view of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing three draped women.
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Side view of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing palmette beneath the handle.
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Oblique view, from above, of the front (side A) of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing a battle with a griffin.
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Bottom view of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing the reserved underside.
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Side view of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing a palmette beneath a horizontal handle.
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Back view (side B) of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing three draped women facing left.
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Front view (side A) of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing a warrior battling a griffin.
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Comparanda
Bibliography LCS 538, 540.784; K. Schauenburg, 'Arimaspen in Unteritalian,' RA 1982, 251, fig. 2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 31.7
Diameters Rim 31.5; stem 5.5; base 13.2
Handle_height 4.2
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi; Joana varela
Date_edited 24.07.2002; 11.01.2006; 21.08.2006; 18.04.2017
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