Red-Figure Bell Krater
circa 420 BCE-410 BCE
5th century BCE
33.3 cm (13 1/8 in.)
Attributed to the Kadmos Painter
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund and the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation, 1980
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.