CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE BELL-KRATER CAMPANIA, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY BC This sensational piece of ancient art is illustrating a war scene with a male figure on a military horse and short sword. The other warrior is on foot holding a long spear and shield. Red-Figure with whitish opaque colour. On the reverse side two male figures with stylised Greek clothing. Several characteristic decorative motifs including bands of wave and beneath the rim, a graceful band of laurel leaves. This vase appears to fall into the Cumae B group, its iconographical programs and style most similar to the workshop of the Nicholson Painter. The work of this second generation of Cumaean vase painters continues the traditions established by the CA painter, but is profoundly impacted by the Apulianizing Group Campania, Southern Italy, C 4th Century BC. 325-320 BCE. Condition: Excellent glaze remaining on the piece. Good strong colour and paintwork.
|Date||CIRCA 350-325 B.C.|