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Accession_Number 51.7.11
adlib_title Paestan red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description A large bell krater with a downturned, rounded rim, two recurved horizontal handles high on the body, the lower body sloping sharply to a thick stem, and a thick, molded, angled pedestal foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Paestan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration The interior and rim are black, except for two reserved bands on the interior, at the top and bottom of the lip. Just under the rim is a laurel wreath, facing to the right. A palmette fills the space beneath each black handle; a series of dots mark each handle zone. The scene on each side is bordered by two tendrils that emerge from the ground, in most cases flanked by two smaller tendrils; at the centre of each large tendril is a volute, from which spring two demi-palmettes. Side A: Wreathed, draped Apollo stands in 3/4-view to the right, holding a laurel branch in his right hand and a phiale and fillet in his upraised left hand. He faces a white-haired, bearded Papposilen, who stands in profile to the left. The Papposilen wears a taenia on his head, an animal skin (nebris) over a shaggy-white body suit, and slippers. He holds a mirror in his upraised left hand and a lyre and a fillet in his lowered left hand. Above him is bust of a goddess, probably Hera (or Leto, or Cyllene?), with her face in profile to the right, enclosed within a window, outlined in white. She wears a high crown and jewellry and holds a sceptre in front of her left shoulder. There are ivy leaves in the field. Side B: Two standing, draped youths, facing each other and wearing wreaths. The left figure has a 'V' drape on his chest and his left hand is barely visible; the right hand of the right figure emerges from his himation; he holds a branch out to his companion. Beneath the scenes is a band of right-facing waves. The lower body and foot are black, except for a reserved band on a groove at the top of the vertical surface of the foot, and the reserved underside.
Inscriptions
Condition Repaired in numerous places, with metal hooks at the lower joins; repainted on the lower body. Chipped slightly on the rim and foot.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 360-340
Dating_details
Artist Python
Attribution Trendall, PP 159.275, attributes this krater to Python's 'more developed' style
Image
2002.97.0168.jpg
2002.97.0168.jpg
Decoration on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing Apollo facing a Papposilen, with Hera looking on from the upper right.
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Back view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side B), showing two standing, draped youths.
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2003.93.0285.jpg
Front view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side A), showing Apollo facing a Papposilen, with Hera looking on from the upper right.
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2003.93.0290.jpg
Detail on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing a Papposilen.
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2003.93.0293.jpg
Detail on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing Hera (or Leto?).
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Back view (side B) of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing two standing, draped youths.
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Front view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing a goddess (perhaps Leto or Cyllene) watching Apollo and Papposilen.
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Front view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing a goddess (perhaps Leto or Cyllene) watching Apollo and Papposilen.
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2004.80.0002.jpg
2004.80.0002.jpg
Back view (side B) of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing two standing, draped youths.
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2007.01.0100.jpg
Front view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side A), showing Apollo facing a Papposilen, with Hera looking on from the upper right.
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2010.99.0131.jpg
Front view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side A), showing Apollo facing a Papposilen, with Hera looking on from the upper right.
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2010.99.0132.jpg
2010.99.0132.jpg
Front view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side A), showing Apollo facing a Papposilen, with Hera looking on from the upper right.
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2010.99.0133.jpg
2010.99.0133.jpg
Decoration on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing Apollo facing a Papposilen, with Hera looking on from the upper right.
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2010.99.0134.jpg
2010.99.0134.jpg
Decoration on side B of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing two standing, draped youths.
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2010.99.0135.jpg
Back view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side B), showing two standing, draped youths.
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2010.99.0136.jpg
Left side view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing handle and under that decoration of palmette.
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Right side view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing handle and under that decoration of palmette.
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2010.99.0138.jpg
Oblique view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side A and right side) showing the rim.
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Oblique view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater (side A and right side) showing the rim.
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2010.99.0140.jpg
2010.99.0140.jpg
Decoration on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater showing a Papposilen, he holds a mirror in his upraised left hand and a lyre and a fillet in his lowered left hand.
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2010.99.0141.jpg
2010.99.0141.jpg
Decoration on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing the Papposilens lyre and the polichrome paintings.
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2010.99.0142.jpg
2010.99.0142.jpg
Decoration on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater showing a Papposilen, he wears a taenia on his head, an animal skin (nebris) over a shaggy-white body suit.
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2010.99.0143.jpg
2010.99.0143.jpg
Detail on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater, showing Hera (or Leto?) she wears a high crown and jewellry and holds a sceptre in front of her left shoulder.
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2010.99.0144.jpg
2010.99.0144.jpg
Decoration on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater showing a Papposilen, he holds a mirror in his upraised left hand and a lyre and a fillet in his lowered left hand.
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2010.99.0145.jpg
2010.99.0145.jpg
Decoration on side A of a Paestan red-figure bell krater showing a draped Apollo, holding a laurel branch in his right hand and a phiale and fillet in his upraised left hand.
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2010.99.0146.jpg
2010.99.0146.jpg
Bottom view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater on its side, showing the base.
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2010.99.0147.jpg
Bottom view of a Paestan red-figure bell krater on its side, showing the base.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Passeri pls. 123-24; PPSupp no. 172, pl. 13b; J.D. Beazley, AJA 48 (1944) 361, fig. 5; PP 2/275, pl. 101e-f
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 40.1
Diameters Rim 39.5; body 27.0; base 17.5
Handle_height 5.8
Other_dims. W. of handles 12.7
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 11.09.2002; 10.12.2003; 06.01.2006; 15.08.2006
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