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Red-Figure Bell Krater

circa 420 BCE-410 BCE
5th century BCE
33.3 cm (13 1/8 in.)

Attributed to the Kadmos Painter () Primary

Object Type: ceramic
Artist Nationality: Europe, Greek-Attic
Medium and Support: Terracotta
Credit Line: Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund and the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation, 1980
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The naked youth on left plays a lyre and a girl plays an aulos (reed pipe), while the youth to the right seems to direct movement with a torch, leading a lively procession.
Reverse side: Three youths in conversation. Such generic scenes appear very frequently on the rear side of kraters in this period. Their meaning is ambiguous, but they may represent courtship.

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