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Accession_Number REDMG:1964.1154.1
adlib_title Perhaps Apulian red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description Outturned rounded rim , narrowing to a nearly cylindrical body (broadens slightly below) that narrows sharply to a short, nearly cylindrical stem, attached to a pedestal foot, hollow within, slightly angled on the upper surface, nearly vertical on the sides, flaring to a slighted everted base, with a rounded resting surface
Material Terracotta
Fabric Perhaps Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration The interior and the rim are coated with a black glaze. On the exterior of the lip, a band of vertical bars, interrupted in each handle zone, where the surface is reserved. Each handle is glazed black on the exterior; under each handle is a palmette with 13 leaves (14 on right side), outlined, with a dotted hemicircle at its heart. Each palmette is flanked by a tendril from which emerges a lotus blossom. On each side a female head, profile to left: stephanai with 6 white spikes, grape-cluster earring, beaded necklace; kekryphylon. The woman on A has a Roman nose; on B has a ski-jump nose.
Inscriptions
Condition Added white inscribes tendrils, highlights the edge of the lotus blossoms, and for figural details: stephanai, jewelry, and hair ornament.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Front view of an Apulian (?) bell krater decorated with a female head, profile to the right.
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Oblique top view of an Apulian (?) bell krater decorated with a female head, profile to the right.
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Back view of an Apulian (?) bell krater decorated with a palmette
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Front view of an Apulian (?) bell krater decorated with a female head, profile to the right.
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Back view of an Apulian (?) bell krater decorated with a palmette
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Front view of the bottom of an Apulian (?) bell krater, showing base.
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Front view of the bottom of an Apulian (?) bell krater, showing base.
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Oblique view of an Apulian (?) bell krater on its side, showing a female head with profile to the right.
Comparanda Reading 35.4.5 and Reading 53.8.4
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 18.6
Diameters Rim 17.2, base 7.9
Handle_height 2.6
Other_dims. H. base 2.7
Location 3.1.1
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 17.10.2004; 18.10.2010
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