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Lot 1398

Apulian. Large Red Figure Bell Krater, ca. 380 BC. Painted by the York Painter, this spectacular piece is dynamic. Depicts a nude Apollo seated left, holding a lyre and laurel branch, being crowned by Artemis, wearing peplos and holding two spears. Before him, a laureate Marsyas, also nude, holding a makhaira and flutes. Reverse: Three young men conversing wearing himations. Pub. Trendall, Rvap II, p. 21, No. 4/210b. Measures: 38.5 cm tall; Diameter: 40 cm.

The scene on the front of the bell krater refers to the myth of when satyr Marsyas, a skilled flutist, challenged Apollo to a music competition. Apollo won the competition and had Marsyas flayed alive for daring to challege the god and losing. The scene depicts the moment when Apollo was crowned winner.
Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.
Ex Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, KS; Dr. Jon Kardatzke Collection.

Realized $9,063

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