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Bell krater (Attic red-figure ware)
mid 4th century BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
35.1 × 36.0 × 36.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Greece, Attica
Accession Number
D1-1976
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1976
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Large open vessel of inverted bell shape with two short handles on the body and a foot in two degrees. Side A depicts a young goddess rising from the ground, naked except for a cloak. Around her caper four satyrs, naked except for wreaths on their heads. Three of them carry long hammers. Side B depicts three draped males. Under the rim a band of laurel. Below the scenes is a wave pattern and below the handles, palmettes.