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Pottery: red-figured bell-krater (wine-bowl).
Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white, yellow, and purple. Above the designs, laurel-wreath; below, wave-pattern; below the handles, palmettes. Above, on obverse, two rows of vine-leaves, in which is intertwined a purple sash.
(a) Scene from a farce, perhaps a father dragging a drunken youth home from a symposion: A high stage is represented, supported by three Doric columns (the centre one white); from it hang two purple taeniae and four vine-branches; on either side of the scene is a post representing the side-wall. On the stage are two comic actors confronted; the one on the right has a mask with short stiff white hair, beard and moustache, jerkin and anaxyrides in one piece, over which is a short white chiton with yellow stripes and purple border, embroidered chlamys round body and left arm, purple phallos and padded stomach, in left hand a hooked stick; he moves away to right, looking back, and with right hand grasps the other's left wrist. The latter has a mask with black hair and beard, wreath, lantern in right hand, phiale and purple taenia with yellow spots in left; he is attired as the first; behind him is a swan to right, pecking the ground.
(b) Two ephebi confronted; the one on the left has long curly hair, wreath, long chiton, himation with dotted border, sandals, and staff in left hand. The other wears a fillet, and himation as the first; in right hand he holds out a taenia and a white fruit or ball, in left hand is a staff. Between them hangs a taenia.
- Production date
Height: 40 centimetres
Width: 39 centimetres
Depth: 39 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Heydemann in Jahrbuch, i. (1886), p. 295.
- On display (G73/dc44)
- Exhibition history
2017 13 Jul-15 Oct, Madrid, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2017-2018 23 Nov-18 Feb, Barcelona, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018- 20 Mar-24 Jun, Sevilla, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 24 Jul-4 Nov, Zaragoza, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018-2019 18 Dec-31 Mar, Palma, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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