Attic Bell Krater of the Christie-Painter, Group of Polygnotos I

Culture: Greek/Attic
Period: 430-420 B.C.
Material: Terrakotta
Dimensions: 20.1 cm x 23.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2147
Provenance: Letter with the attribution of the vase by Arthur D. Trendall dated 27 March 1990. Thence Antikenkabinett Gackstätter. Certificate from the Antikenkabinett Gackstätter available. Thence collection Wolfgang Zoepnek, Dassendorf, Germany.
Condition: The black varnish is slightly faded on several places. A stable, hardly visible stress crack. Otherwise intact.
Description: Red-figure bell krater, attributed by A.D. Trendall (see enclosed, handwritten letter dated 27 March 1990) to the Christie-painter of the Polygnotos Group. The A-side depicts the return from a symposium. In the centre a female playing the aulos, she is wearing a floor-length chiton walking to the right. In front of her a young man looking around, holding in his right hand a shepherd’s crook, draped in a coat. They are followed by a naked youth who is reaching out with his left hand to the woman (Maenad?). Carrying a coat over his left arm. The base is decorated by a check meander. The B-side depicts two young men in coats talking to each other, the right one with a stick. Between the two figures a stylized column. The base is also here decorated by a check meander.