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Bell Krater with Scenes of Eros and Standing Youth
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Bell Krater with Scenes of Eros and Standing Youth


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Description The light subject matter, languid, conventional poses and gestures, and decorative detail are characteristic of the transitional period in vase painting. A seated Eros in the center is flanked by two goddesses; on the right is probably his mother, Aphrodite. Hermes stands on the far left. Eros's flesh was originally emphasized with white pigment, now mostly lost. The back shows a scene of youths with their sporting equipment.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/19/1980Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 2009.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [cat. no. 171]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
early 4th century BCE (Classical)
Medium
terracotta; red figure with added paint (Kerch style)
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.73
Measurements
14 9/16 x 14 15/16 in. (37 x 38 cm) (h. x diam.); at handles: 15 9/16 in. (39.5 cm) (w.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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