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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.161.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description Overhanging everted lip with rounded rim curves sharply a near cylindrical body, narrowing to a tapering stem, which in turn is joined to a hollowed, moulded pedestal base;.the upper surface of the base is nearly flat, surrounded by a ridge and then a groove from which the nearly vertical sides descend; two incurving round horizontal handles are attached just above the middle of the body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/6
Decoration Black interior, except for two reserved bands, at the top and bottom of the everted lip. Under the rim is a laurel wreath, to left, between two reserved bands. Beneath the figural scenes and surrounding the lower part of the vase, is a decorative band, comprised of stopt maeanders (3) alternating with saltire squares (1), between two reserved bands. The handle zones are reserved, and ray bands decorate each handle attachment; beneath each handle is a palmette, between two tendrils. Reserved bands decorate the base, on the groove at the top, and on the bottom; the underside is reserved. A: A woman and a youth advance in 3/4-view to the right. She wears a stephane, a kekryphylon with ribbons, a beaded earring and beaded necklace, double braceless, a sleeveless, belted chiton, and slippers. She holds a tympanon (drum) in her upraised right hand and a kantharos, in her upraised left hand, which she lifts from a tray held by the youth, in his right hand. There are three white dots on top of the tray. He is nude except for a yellowed fillet, a thick white necklace, and a robe draped over his right hand. He turns his head profile to the left, to face the woman, and also holds a fillet in his outstretched left hand. There is a grape cluster in the upper right field. Added colour (white with yellow) is used for the jewelry and slippers. B: Two robed youths in conversation, stand profile towards each other, each with his weight on his left leg. Both are enveloped in their himatia except for their right hands; the left-most figure holds a staff in his advanced right hand, while the other figure gestures to him, with his upturned right hand. There is a bull’s eye in the field between them.
Inscriptions
Condition Deposts on interior, beneath handles, and on base; dulled glaze.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 370-350
Dating_details
Artist Painter of Geneva 13108; Chrysler Group; Painter of Karlsruhe B9
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RFVA 1.234 and 1.235.73, attribute this bell krater to the Painter of Geneva 13108, a member of the Chrysler Group, who is a late follower of the Painter of Karlsruhe B9.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman and a youth advancing.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing two standing, draped youths.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman and a youth advancing.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman and a youth advancing.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the interior.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a palmette beneath a handle.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the two standing, draped youths.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the a palmette beneath a handle.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing the reserved base.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing two standing, draped youths.
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Front view of the side of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing handle.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman and a youth advancing.
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Front view of the side of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing handle.
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman and a youth advancing.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a woman advancing.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing a youth advancing.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure bell krater, showing to standing, draped youths.
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Comparanda
Bibliography K. Schauenburg, 'Apulischer Krater mit Jagdszene in der Kieler Antikensammlung,' AA 1973, 229 figs. 16-17; RFVA 9/73, pl. 75.5-6
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 30.5
Diameters Rim 30.5, stem 7.7, base 15.1
Handle_height 1.4
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Location Citizenship
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 04.10.2004; 06.01.2006
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