Attic Red Figure Bell-Krater, attributed to the Retorted Painter

Culture: Greek
Period: 380-360 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 37 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2007
Provenance: Ex-collection Dr. Benguerel, acquired from the Pijoan collection in the 1960s.
Condition: The Bell-Krater is broken and reassembled with the original pieces - no overpainting or additions. Accompanied by a TL analysis.
Description: On the A-side there are five figures, Eros in the middle sitting on a column playing an aulos (a pipe instrument with two cylindrical or slightly conic melody tubes). By his side are two maenads, one seated, holding a thyrsos (a stick as an attribute for Dionysos or his maenads), the other one standing with a decorated ribbon in her hand. At the outside are two Satyrs holding a thyrsos. The B-side depicts three young athletes wearing himations, the left one holding a discus and the right one a strigilis. Band of laurel under the rim, band of meander and chequerboard squares below the scenes.