Apulian Greek Red-Figure Krater
An ancient Apulian Greek red-figure bell-krater with a young satyr, amorous and full of hopeful anticipation, sneaking up on an unsuspecting nude female. She stands before a water basin and holds an alabastron with perfumed oil in her left hand. On the reverse, two draped youths stand facing one another, each holding a staff.
Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
The krater has been attributed to the Painter of Athens 1714, from the workshop of the Iliupersis painter.
Published : A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figure Vases of Apulia II, (1982), p. 1051, addendum to RVAp I 220, as no. 8/240a. Zurich, Fortuna: Galerie für alte Kunst, Antikenkatalog (1979), cat. no. 21, illus.
Formerly in the collection of C. von Faber-Castell, Switzerland; with Fortuna: Galerie für alte Kunst, Zurich, inv. no. C 655, 1979.