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Bell krater (Campanian red-figure ware)
350 BCE-340 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
31.4 × 36.4 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Campania, Italy
Accession Number
D27-1979
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1979
© Public Domain
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
An inverted bell-shaped vessel with two short handles set well below the flaring rim. Decorated in red-figure. Side A: a boating scene with a small boat rowed by a bearded satyr, also carrying a woman seated in the prow holding a phiale, and a naked satyr-boy in the stern; also in the boat is a wine jar and a kottabos stand. Below the boat are dolphins. Side B: 2 draped youths. At the handles, convovulus flower and tendrils. Band of laurel below mouth and rough meander band below the scenes.