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A campanian bell krater (wine bowl) attributed to the circle of the Parrish painter.

Mid 4th century BC

Campania
This vase was made in a Greek colony in southern Italy.

Height: 28cm
Diameter (bowl at rim): 28cm, maximum

Museum number: L50

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 541help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Side A: Nude Satyr standing right, left foot on a rock, extending a mask on a pole to a Maenad striding left, right hand extended, cymbal (tambourine) in raised left hand.

Side B: Maenad (?) standing right, thrysos held vertically in left hand, pointing at nude youth standing left, thrysos on left shoulder. Laurel border on lip; palmettes under the handles; meander border below.

By a painter of the outer circle of the Parrish Painter (Group of BM F 500 Sec. 3, closely related to BM F 495); compare also Hope 316, and Philadelphia L64-220. The same form of meander border occurs on BM F 211, Naples 1851, and Vienna 1016.

Literature

A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Oxford 1967, I, p.259, no.221 (The Parrish Painter and his Circle).


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