Lot 445

Attic bell crater of the painter of the Würzburg Amymone
Height: 33.5 cm.
Greek, 400-380 B.C.

Red-figured, Attic bell crater of the painter of the Würzburg Amymone with a circular, wide and multi-profiled foot and upwardly angled handles on both sides. The muzzle is widened and bent outwards. Under the muzzle a left-handed laurel leaf wreath. Around each handle a semi-circular dotted egg-stick pattern. The lower border of the picture surface is formed by a triple meander, each interrupted in its sequence by a chessboard element. The picture surface shows a satyr play, in the centre Amymone with a hand drum (tympanum), which she beats with her right hand. She is danced around by three naked satyrs with long tails. Amymone is wearing a long dress knotted over her shoulders. The naked arms, the face and the feet are reproduced in white. The satyrs wear a white wreath of hair. On the right side of the picture a dancing maenad with a wreath of hair, necklace and bracelets. On the back three almost only dimly depicted cloak youths. Except for a fine hairline crack on the reverse side intact and of excellent quality.

Provenance:
Hager Collection, acquired around 1920.
Since 1952 in an Austrian collection. (12400714) (10)


Attic ball crater by the Painter of the Würzburg Amymone

Height: 33.5 cm.
Greek, 400-380 BC.

Provenance:
Collection Hager, acquired ca. 1920.
Since 1952 private collection, Austria.