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Bell Krater

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Object Number:L-64-231
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
South Italian
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Apulia
Maker: Graz Painter
Date Made: 399-300 BC
Early Date: -399
Late Date: -300
Technique:Red Figure
Height: 35.1 cm
Outside Diameter:36.7 cm
Other Number:02-877 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
52 - Other Number


A. In center a female figure (maenad?) running to left but looking back. At left a satyr in frontal view looking back to right. At right a naked youth advancing to left, left foot forward. Female figure holds large kettledrum (?) in left hand. Satyr holds a torch in right hand; a ball above his left hand. Youth holds wreath in right hand; he holds garment behind back with left. Above in field are two asterisks no doubt representing stars. They and torch suggest this is a night scene. B. Two naked youths running toward left. Youth atleft is in frontal position, head facing right, both arms extended, the left supporting billowing drapery. Youth at right is in three-quarter position, right leg forward, right arm extended in front of him holding a torch (?) or a strigil (?). No drapery. Dionysiac scene? Intact.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] May 1980. "Front Cover". The Pennsylvania Gazette: Alumni magazine of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Vol. 78. no. 7. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: coverView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Trendall, Arthur D., and Cambitoglou, Alexander. 1978. The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia.. Clarendon Press. Vol. 1. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: ch. 6, p. 160, no. 207View Objects related to this Type Citation

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