|ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER IN THE MANNER OF THE KADMOS PAINTER
On the obverse, Marsyas, playing the double flute, is seated to right on a rocky outcrop. Standing before him is the god Apollo, naked but for a cloak draped about his back and over his arms. A branch of laurel is nestled in the crook of his left arm; he holds out a lyre towards the satyr. Behind Marsyas, a female figure to right, possibly a Muse, is dressed in a long chiton which is patterned, just as is Apollo’s cloak, with a series of small arcs. She carries a flaming torch to illumine the scene. On the far right is Hermes, wearing cloak and petasos and wielding his attribute, the cadeucus, in his right hand.
On the reverse, three draped youths, summarily drawn.
On the rim, leftward facing ribbed laurel leaves; below the figurework on both sides, a band of leftward meanders punctuated by chequer squares. Ovolos as the handle roots.
5th Century BC
H. 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm.)
Ex V. Rosenbaum collection, Ascona, Switzerland, 1970s; A.B. collection, Ticino, Switzerland, until 2000.