Large Apulian Bell Krater. circa 350 B.C. Provenance: Dr. Angelo R. Bergamo collection, NJ.
Large and graceful black glazed Apulian Bell Krater or wine mixing bowl.
Very Nice, Large and Graceful, black glazed wine mixing bowl standing on flared, pedestal foot. The inverted bell-form body bears two opposing handles on the body and intricate red-figure painted detail. Side A bears a standing male at left, nude save for draped throw across his shoulders and forearms. His left hand extends with a phiale, his right at back golding a thyrsos. A sated maenad opposes him , wearing a draped himation and holding a round box forward and a long sheaf behind. Filler decorating in the field. Reverse side with generic, workshop painted scene of two toga clad men, facing each other, stalves in hands. Palmette design under the handles, laurel band under the rim and meandering key design at bottom border. Reassembled from 25 or so original large pieces, completed save fro a chard of new material at the base, not affecting the scene, and with restoration over the break lines. Foot re-broken later and glued with chips and breaks visible. Provenance: Dr. Angelo R. Bergamo collection, NJ.