- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured bell-krater.
Designs red on black ground, with faded white accessories; carelessly executed, especially on reverse. Round the top, a laurel-wreath; below the design, egg-moulding; under the handles, patterns of palmettes.
(a) In the centre a Seilenos seated to right, partly bald, with rough hair and beard, holding out a tympanon in both hands. Before him is a Maenad seated on a higher level to right, looking back; she has her hair gathered up in an opisthosphendone, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt bordered chiton and embroidered diploidion, right hand raised, in left a dish. On the left and on a yet higher level is a similar Maenad seated to left, looking to right, with thyrsos in right hand, extended holding out sash.
(b) In the centre is a female figure to right, with hair in knot at back, fillet, long chiton, and himation with broad border wrapped round her; facing her is an ephebos wrapped in a bordered himation, with right hand extended to her. On the left is an ephebos to right, in a himation, holding out a strigil in right hand; in front of him is a flower.
- Production date
- 390BC (circa)
Diameter: 30.48 centimetres
Height: 29.21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
D'Hancarville, iv. pl. 78; Inghirami, Vasi Fitt. iv. pl. 341.
- On display (G20a/dc7)
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number