Campanian Bell Krater of the Caivano Painter

Culture: Greek/Campanian
Period: 340-320 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 18.3 cm high; 18.5 cm in diameter
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 2477
Provenance: Belgian private collection since 1963. Last in a German private collection Sigrid Fiebig, Bad Herrenalb, acquired on 17 November 2014. With the original invoice and certificate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Wonderfully preserved, small Campanian bell krater of the Caivano Painter. The front depicts a winged goddess in profile facing to the left between two flower ornaments, typical for this painter. She wears a dotted sakkos, underneath along the temple a thick black hair bundle is looking out. Earrings and necklace are painted in opaque white. The open wings are also decorated with dots, the feathers are accentuated outwards. This could be the depiction of Iris, the messenger of the gods and servant of Hera, who is often shown with a sakkos. On the other side a straight standing, mythological animal, possibly a panther to the left, again between the typical calyxes of the Caivano Painter. Below the rim encircling laurel leaves. See for the flower ornaments of the Caivano Painter the lebes gamikos in the British Museum with the museum number 1756,0101.490.