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Pottery: red-figured bell-krater.
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories; reverse very rough and much worn. Above the designs, laurel-wreath; below, maeander and chequer; round the ends of the handles, egg-moulding; below them, palmettes.
(a) Dionysiac thiasos: In the centre is Ariadne seated to right, with flesh painted white, hair floating behind under a radiated fillet, earrings, long girt embroidered chiton with wave-pattern on breast, in left hand a thyrsos. Over her on the right hovers Eros to left, with long curls and radiated fillet, holding out a wreath. On either side is a youthful Satyr moving away and looking back, with curls and radiated fillet, and one arm raised; the one on the right is ithyphallic, and holds a thyrsos in left hand; with the other he salutes Ariadne. Between the other's legs is a laurel-branch, and over the centre of the scene are two bunches of grapes. On the left is a Maenad seated on a higher level to left looking back at the scene; she is attired as Ariadne, but her flesh is not painted white; in right hand is a tympanon, with left she lifts her drapery.
(b) Two ephebi in himatia, confronted, each holding an aryballos by a thong; between them is Nike to right, with hair gathered in a knot, long girt chiton with wave-border, hands extended; above are a pyxis and a ball.
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Diameter: 33.02 centimetres
Height: 33.02 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Knapp, Nike in d. Vasenmalerei, p. 63.
For the form of Nike, cf. Vase F80.
- On display (G20a/dc7)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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