Apulian red-figured volute krater, attributed to the painter of


Apulian red-figured volute krater, attributed to the painter of
Apulian red-figured volute krater, attributed to the painter of Copenhagen 4223
Magna-Graecia. c. 330-320 BC
The obverse decorated with two nude youths within an Ionic naiskos, scrolling on the podium and a palmette above the pediment. The figure on the left seated on a
mantle holding a spear, facing a standing youth who holds a shield and a sheathed sword. A draped female stands to the left holding a patera and a wreath, a nude youth
to the right with a mantle and a staff in his left hand, a long-handled patera in his right, both figures preceded by a fillet. The neck of the vase with a white female head
emerging from a blossom amidst scrolling floral decoration, a band of rosettes and beading above. The reverse depicts a nude youth and a draped female flanking a
filleted stele. The young man on the left, a mantle draped over his left arm and an open box in his left hand, a wreath in his right, the female with a patera in her right hand
and a wreath in her left. A palmette on the neck with a band of laurel above. A band of vertical lines above ovolo on the shoulders on both sides, a wave pattern encircling
below the rim, ovolo on the rim on the obverse and dots on the reverse. Palmette designs below the handles which rise up from the shoulder, framed by moulded duck
heads, the volutes finished with moulded heads of Io, those on the front with added detail in white and yellow.
Small repair to the foot. This comes with a thermoluminescence test report from Oxford Authentication confirming its antiquity.
Height: 73.5 cm
Sold Sotheby's, London, 13-14 December 1982, lot 288; with Royal-Athena Galleries, Beverly Hills; Private collection of the interior designer, Kalef Alaton; his estate
sale, Butterfield & Butterfield, Los Angeles, 5 November 1990, lot 23; Private collection USA