Greek. Apulian. South Italian ‘Lady of Fashion’ Krater
Apulia, C, 340 to 325 BC.
A large well decorated bell krater adorned with the bust of a Lady of Fashion decorating each side. This type of pottery vessel was used to mix water and fortified wine at the table. It’s form is the typical raised foot, a classic bell-shaped body with twin upward turned handles, and a flaring rim. Each Lady of Fashion is elegantly painted in profile, wearing an elaborate sakkos and beaded necklace. Under each handle there is the flared palmette patterns with scroles either side.
Some restoration to the foot with some small patches of slip missing otherwise intact and good strong colours.
Size: 30cms tall approx
Provenance. Ex Parthenon Gallery, London. Ex Essex collection