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Bell-krater Fragment

Very close in style to the work of the Dolon Painter
Late Classical
ca. 400–360 B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
length 16.51 cm.
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
Not on view
A bearded actor wearing a fur cap gesticulates as he speaks. To the right is part of an Ionic capital belonging to the stage architecture. The facial features resemble masks of the middle comedy.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 109, Gallatin pl. 64.1, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 116, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 8, p. 68, 309, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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