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Important Greek Attic Bell Krater - Pothos Painter Lot 17 Part of a live auction event on Wednesday, Jun 20

$9,500.00 1 Bid Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263731958341 LOT 17Seller's Estimate: USD 15,000 - 20,000 Greece, Attic, ca. 425 to 410 BCE. A very fine and quite sizeable bell krater attributed to the Pothos Painter, and extensively decorated via the red figure technique. The vessel presents a characteristically bell-shaped body, upturned looped handles, and a dramatically flared rim, all upon a raised pedestal base. Side A depicts a lively scene of figures in the train of Dionysos, featuring an energetically dancing satyr and maenad (holding a thyrsos - a pinecone tipped scepter) flanked by a maenad holding a pedum (shepherd's crook) at the left and a Tityri (flute playing satyr) playing his double flute (a tityrinos is a double shepherd's pipe). The satyr at the right is named Oinopion, a name given to more than one other satyr, and also the name of a son of Dionysos. Side B features two draped ephebi confronted, one holding a staff/walking stick, the other a strigil; between them a third. Each wears a fillet headband (frequently worn by royalty or athletes). Size: 14.875" W handlespan x 12.125" H (37.8 cm x 30.8 cm) Nice painted white inscriptions (on Side A) above the figures translate as follows: "Kale" = Pretty Girl; "Oinos" = Wine; "Eudia" = Tranquility, in this contect perhaps "The Demure One", and "Oinopion" = Winey (a popular satyr's name, also the name of a sone of Dionysos. Adding to the decorative program of the vessel are stylized palmettes beneath the handles whose termini are encircled by an egg pattern border, an upper register adorned by a laurel wreath, and a lower stylized meander band with checkerboard panels interspersed. See another bell krater attributed to the Pothos Painter in the British Museum (1824.0501.15) - https://www.bmimages.com/results.asp?image=00022809001&imagex=2&searchnum=0001 An Attic Red-Figured bell krater attributed to the Pothos Painter realized GBP 52,500 ($73,687.95) at Christie's London (Sale 1174, October 24, 2013, Lot 38). Follow this link for that listing: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-attic-red-figured-bell-krater-attributed-to-the-5726671-details.aspx Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #132474 Condition Report: Repaired from multiple pieces with visible break lines; however, the painted imagery is still quite vivid. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Exceptional Day 1 | Antiquities, Asian, Russian, Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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