- Museum number
Apulian red figured pottery column krater.
Designs red on black panels, with white accessories, and borders of maeander below. Round the lip, above, as last vase; on the neck, panels with ivy; on the sides of the handles, palmettes.
(a) On the left is Apollo (?) moving to right, beardless, with long curls, white fillet, short striped chiton with white belt, endromides with large buttons; he is playing with a plectrum on the lyre; behind him, an embroidered taenia and a rosette. Next is a Maenad rushing to right, looking back at him, with curly hair tied in a bunch behind and falling over shoulders, open beaded cap, earrings, double necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton with apoptygma, shoes, situla in right hand, in left a branch with fruit; behind her, an ivy-leaf and a bunch of grapes. In front of her is a youth moving to right, looking back, with long curls, pilos covered with white spots, short striped chiton with white belt, endromides, and chlamys on left arm; in right hand a tympanon, in left a large mirror with handle in the form of a human figure.
(b) Three ephebi conversing, with fillets and bordered himatia, the centre one to left looking back; this figure and the one on the right have each a staff.
- Production date
Diameter: 35.60 centimetres
Height: 49.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the mirror in the form of a human figure, cf. BM Vases F332, F335, and St. Petersburg Cat. Nos. 424 and 426.
- On display (G1/wp62/sh8)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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