An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater, Attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 380-370 B.C.
Property from a Private Swiss Collection
An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater
Attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 380-370 B.C.
painted with Nike holding a crown and fillet and approaching a rider holding a light shield emblazoned with an exploding star, the goddess wearing sandals, chiton, necklace, spiral bracelet, earrings, and sakkos, the reverse decorated with three draped youths, one holding a staff, a cruciform object in the field, a meander band below the scenes, a wreath beneath the rim.
Height 33.9 cm.
For another Apulian krater with the same early sequence of ownership, now in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, see https://collections.mfa.org/objects/154113: "This is one of 23 vases from the Library of Durham Cathedral that were sold to Hunt to raise money for a 12th century manuscript of Bede's Life of Saint Cuthbert."