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Lot 521: Greek Apulian Figural Bell Krater

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 5th-3rd century BC. A large red figure ware bell krater of Magna Graecian (Apulian) workmanship, with pedestal base, a pair of handles, bell-shaped body and broad rim; the body decorated with two large palmettes separating figural scenes, to one side a central seated naked young male holding a staff(?), accompanied by two standing women dressed in peplos, one holding a large plate and wreath(?), one preparing a wreath (?); to the other side three standing female figures wearing long robes and wreaths. 4.12 kg, 38cm (15"). From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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