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Lot 5
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An Attic Red-figured bell krater, attributed to the Telos Painter, circa 380 B.C.

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
17,500 USD
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Description

  • An Attic Red-figured bell krater, attributed to the Telos Painter
  • Earthenware
  • Height 13 in. 33 cm.
painted with Dionysus reclining on a couch and holding a thyrsus and sash, two maenads and an approaching satyr flanking him, and on the other with three voluminously draped youths, a palmette and leafy scrolls in each handle zones, the remaining detail in added white.

Provenance

Robert Clements (1732-1804), 1st Earl of Leitrim, Killadoon, County Kildare, probably acquired during his Grand Tour, 1753-54 (when in Rome his portrait was painted by Pompeo Batoni, now in the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College)
Nathanial Clements, 2nd Earl of Leitrim,  Killadoon (the krater inventoried there in 1807)
thence by descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

For a related vase by the Telos Painter see Ian McPhee, Antike Kunst, 49, 2006, pp. 43-55, especially pl. 12 for the reverse.

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