Sicilian Red-Figure Calyx Krater
An ancient Sicilian red-figure calyx krater by the Chequer Painter; the obverse depicting a scene of a komos procession led by a nude youth holding a staff and sheaves of wheat, followed by a draped female playing the double-flute aulos and followed by another nude youth holding a torch and staff, each wears a white fillet around their head; on the reverse are two nude youths, one holding a strigil and the other an aryballos.
The Chequer Painter and his follower the Dirce Painter are considered to be the chief forerunners of both early Campanian and Paestan vase painting.
cf.: A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figure Vases of Lucania, Campania, and Sicily, (1983), pls. 78.1 and 78.2.
Formerly in a German private collection.
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