Attic Krater wiht red figures

UnknownFull Iberian 375-350 B. C.

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Open vase of medium-depth with bell inverted shape, from which two symmetrical circular section handles upward twisted, with wide-mouth and everted rim resting on a thick base moulded out. Orange coloured thin compact paste with black varnished which takes reddish tones in some areas.

Red-figured bell-krater attributed to painter Telos or to the circle of the painter Tyrso Negro (Retorted Painter). With a thick laurel leaves border under the edge. The body of the krater is decorated, on the frieze of ribs, with a scene of symposia with two men leant back enjoying a party accompanied by the music of a flute player. The reverse presents a secondary scene with two young men dressed in robes talking and with a double column between the two.

This Krater was found in the tomb 137 of the Iberian necropolis of Cabezo Lucero, in a horizontal position, stone-paved and covered by an attic bowl black varnished, used as funerary urn containing inside the charred bone remains of a deceased.

C.S.: 5792
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LLOBREGAT, E.; UROZ, J., 1994.
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VERDÚ, E.; OLCINA, M. H., 2012.

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  • Title: Attic Krater wiht red figures
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Full Iberian 375-350 B. C.
  • Place Part Of: Guardamar del Segura (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Physical Dimensions: w26.2 x h26.2 cm
  • Finding: Necrópolis de Cabezo Lucero, Guardamar del Segura (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Type: Pottery
  • Rights: Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ


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