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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.160.1
adlib_title Lucanian red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description Large krater with everted mouth and downturned rim, two recurved horizontal round handles attached to the upper part of the cylindrical body, which narrows to ashort, broad stem that curves into a pedestal foot, with a recessed band above slightly tapering sides, hollowed within.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Lucanian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/3
Decoration within. Interior and mouth glazed black with two reserved bands at top and bottom of rim. On exterior, below rim, a frieze of tendrils, with lotus buds above and below. Black handles, with reserved bands between attachments, and enclosed half palmettes below, from the sides of which emerge tendrils with volutes that encroach in the figural scenes. Below the figural scenes is a band of slanted ‘z’s, between two reserved bands. Black below, except for the recessed element at the top of the foot, which is reserved, a narrow band at the bottom of the foot on the exterior, and the reserved underside. The reserved parts of the volute frieze and figural scenes are reddened. Scene, A: A woman standing in 3/4-view to the right, wears a black beaded necklace, a sleeveless belted chiton, and two black bracelets on each wrist. Her hair is tied in a ponytail. She holds a torch in her advanced left hand, while her right hand, downturned, is also slightly raised. She faces a youth, nude except for a chlamys draped over his left arm and slippers, who stands in 3/4 view to the left, reaching toward the woman with his right hand. Between the figures, in the upper field, is a window frame, while a large tendril, with volute, emerges from the ground, between them. In the field behind him is a leaf. B: Two robed youths, standing profile, with their right legs advanced, face eachother across a narrow stele. Above them is a circle with a black line vertically through the centre and an 'H' drawn on top (probably halteres).
Inscriptions
Condition Nearly intact, with a large piece rejoined to the rim. Rim slightly scratched and red surface slightly worn; light grey deposits cover the underside. Red wash on figures seems to be wearing off.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 375-350
Dating_details
Artist Roccanova Painter
Attribution Trendall, LCS 132.670, places this bell krater in the earliest group of vases attributed to the Roccanova Painter, which 'show Apulian influence most clearly' yet indicate the Roccanova Painter's developed style, e.g. the Z pattern, the palmette between the figures, and the stocky style of the figures.
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Back view (side B) of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing two standing draped youths on either side of a stele.
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Front view (side A) of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman with a torch and a youth.
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Front view (side A) of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman with a torch and a youth.
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Back view (side B) of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing two standing draped youths on either side of a stele.
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Front view of side A of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman with a torch and a youth.
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Detail of the front of the body of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman with a torch and a youth.
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Top view of the body of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing the mouth.
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Left side view of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a palmette.
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Back view of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing two standing youths.
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Detail of the back of the body of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing two standing draped youths on either side of a stele.
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Right side view of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a palmette.
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Left side view of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a palmette beneath a horizontal handle.
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Front view (side A) of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman with a torch and a youth.
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Back view (side B) of a Lucanian red-figure bell krater, showing two standing draped youths on either side of a stele.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 61 no. 23; LCS 132.670, pl. 64.1-2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 33.5
Diameters Rim 34.5, stem (min.) 9.1, base 16.0
Handle_height
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Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 29.10.2004; 06.01.2006
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