Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 340 to 325 CE. A beautiful pottery bell krater adorned via the red figure technique with a stunning Lady of Fashion decorating each side. This type of pottery vessel was quite precious as it was used to mix water and fortified wine at the table. The handsome form is comprised of raised, banded foot, a classic bell-shaped body with twin upward reaching handles, and a flaring rim. Each Lady of Fashion is elegantly painted in profile, wearing an elaborate sakkos as well as drop earrings. Note the liberal yet oh so tasteful usage of fugitive white and golden yellow paint. A superb example of this very desirable style of ancient pottery. Size: 12" in diameter across rim x 11" H (30.5 cm x 27.9 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Prominent LA County collector who acquired these prior to 2000, Ex Arte Primitivo
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