Bell-Krater of the Gnathia Ware

Culture: Greek/Gnathia
Period: 340-300 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 28 cm x 38 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2194
Provenance: French private collection, acquired 1988. With French antique passport.
Condition: Professionally reassembled by a few fragments, complete.
Description: Bell-krater of the Gnathia ware with white, yellow and red painting. In the front, below the rim egg-and-dart motif, followed by meander and dotted decoration. The abundantly decorated image area depicts full grape vines, ivy leaves, blossoms as well as red leaves. The floral decoration is connected by fine incisions. In between votive offerings. The large ring base delicately profiled. The rim also with deep profile. The back is only decorated with four branches. On both sides two plastically accentuated rosettes.