- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured bell-krater.
Designs red on black ground, with white and yellow accessories; ornate style. Above the designs, laurel-wreath; below, maeander and chequer; round the ends of the handles, egg-moulding; below the handles, palmettes.
(a) Thiasos of five figures moving rapidly to right: In the centre is a Maenad dancing to right, with flesh painted white, hair tied in a knot with a white string ending in trefoils, radiated ampyx, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt embroidered chiton with borders of rays, palmettes, and vine-patterns, embroidered himation with borders of wave-pattern and palmettes, and white shoes; she holds up a white tympanon in both hands; above her is an ivy-plant. In front of her is a Maenad moving away and looking back, with wreath, earrings, necklace, bracelets, chiton as the last, fawn-skin, and beaded girdle; left hand raised, in right a thyrsos tied with a taenia. In front of her, on a higher level, is a youthful Satyr leading the way, with left foot placed on a higher level, as if ascending; he has curls in front of his ears and beaded fillet, and holds out a cantharos in right hand; in his left is a thyrsos. Below him is an Ionic column on a base, and a plant with white flowers. On the left is a youthful Satyr moving to right, wearing a fillet ornamented with trefoils, playing the double flute; below him, a tendril. Behind him, on a higher level, is a Maenad to right, dancing, with hair tied in a bunch behind, beaded fillet, earrings, necklace, bracelets, chiton as before, with diploidion with wave-pattern and beaded girdle; right hand raised, in left a tympanon with laurel-wreath and ribbons.
(b) Three ephebi conversing, with himatia over their left shoulders, and fillets, the centre one to left, with a crooked stick; the one on the right has a strigil; the one on the left has left hand raised, as if conversing. Above hangs a pyxis (?).
- Production date
Diameter: 40.60 centimetres
Height: 38.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Style resembling Vases F1 and F68.
- On display (G20a/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1772,0320.28.*