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Pottery: red-figured bell-krater.
(a) Sacrifice. In the centre is a blazing altar, with fuel, in which is a hooked object. On either side is a wreathed youth in an himation engaged in sacrifice; the one on left pours wine on the flames from a footless kylix in his right; the other roasts in the flames a piece of meat on the end of two spits; on the left a youth similarly attired plays on the flutes. On the right a bearded man in an himation, also wreathed, looks on, resting his right on a staff. In the field imitation inscriptions.
(b) Two draped ephebi, staff in hand, confronted; between them a third, to left Each wears a fillet.
On the foot an incised inscription.
Late careless drawing. Purple inscriptions, stems of wreaths, and flames. Brown ties on altar. Below, sets of three maeanders separated by dotted chequer squares. Round the lip, laurel-wreath. Round the handles, egg pattern; below the handles, an ornament composed of two palmettes superimposed.
- Production date
- 430BC-410BC (circa)
Height: 30.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the inscription on the foot, see Old Catalogue, pl. C.1282. See also Nouvelles Ann. 1836, p. 499, where a similar inscription on a vase in the Louvre is quoted; Schone in Comment. Mommseni, p. 651: see also Birch, Ancient Pottery,2 p. 330.
- On display (G20a/dc28)
- Exhibition history
1980, 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
- Greek and Roman
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