Lot 18
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An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater, attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 410-390 B.C.

30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater, attributed to the Tarporley Painter
  • Terracotta
  • Height 12 1/2 in. 31 .7 cm.
painted with confronted figures of young Dionysos and Pan standing in graceful attitudes, Dionysos holding a beribboned thyrsos and theater mask, Pan raising a torch and dipping a trefoil oinochoe into a black-figured bell krater decorated with dancers, two himation-clad youths on the reverse, one holding a staff, the other holding up an aryballos.


Arnold Ruesch (1882-1929), Zürich (Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, Sammlung A. Ruesch, Zürich: Griechische, etruskische und römische Altertümer, September 1st-2nd, 1936, no. 28)
William Randolph Hearst, San Simeon, California, inv. no. 3985
The Hearst Corporation (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Works of Art, Furniture & Architectural Elements Collected by the Late William Randolph Hearst, April 5th-6th, 1963, no. 79)
acquired by Jan Mitchell in 1963, presumably at the above sale


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. nos. L.63.21.5 and L.1988.81.4), from 1963 to 2011


Alexander Cambitoglou and A.D. Trendall, Apulian Red-figure Vase-Painters of the Plain Style, Archaeological Institute of America, 1961, p. 33, no. 5
A. D. Trendall, "A South Italian Fragment in New York," American Journal of Archaeology. vol. 66, 1962
A.D. Trendall, Phlyax Vases (BCIS Supplement 19), 2nd. ed., London, 1967, no. (xiii)
A.D. Trendall, Early South Italian Vase-painting, Mainz, 1974, p. 51, no. B99, pl. 27a
A.D. Trendall and Alexander Cambitoglou, The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, vol. I, Oxford, 1978, p. 46, no. 2, pl. 13