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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.141
adlib_title Apulian red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description Flaring rounded rim with flat lip, narrowing to a funnel-shaped body that curves sharply in the lower part to a broad stem that flares into a molded pedestal base, with a slanted exterior, ridged on the upper part, and a concave underside, pointed at the centre; two incurving horizontal round handles are attached just above the centre of the body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Black on interior except for a reserved band just below the lip. Black on exterior, except for a frieze of tongues underneath the rim on both sides, but not above handles; figural scenes on body. A: Partridge profile to the left; tendrils in lower left field; circle and tendrils in upper right field. B: Satyr head, profile to left; tendrils in lower left and right fields; quarter palmette in upper left field; single palm leaf in upper right field. Although female heads are more popular in such contexts, the large red element in place of the ear is probably a horn and indicates that this is a representation of a satyr. The decoration in the lower left field of the B side indicates the addition of a second layer of black glaze, in a manner than changes the image (from a large tendril to a small tendril below an L-shaped element.
Inscriptions
Condition Rim slightly chipped; greyish-brown deposits, especially around the woman's head and the rim and interior.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 340-320
Dating_details
Artist Monopoli Painter
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RFVA 2.710.762, classes this bell krater as 'connected in style' with the Monopoli Painter.
Image
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View of side B of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a satyr head.
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View of side A of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a bird, probably a partridge.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a bird, probably a partridge, profile to the left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the head of a satyr, profile to the left.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a bird, probably a partridge, profile to the left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the head of a satyr, profile to the left.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the interior.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the base.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the exterior decoration of the head of a satyr, profile to the left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the exterior decoration of a bird.
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Comparanda
Bibliography RFVA 22/762
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 11.0
Diameters Body 11.9, base 5.4
Handle_height 2.0
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Location Timeline 3a bottom
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 17.10.2004; 18.01.2006
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