|SICILIAN RED-FIGURE CALYX KRATER BY THE CHEQUER PAINTER
A thiasos procession led by a nude youth holding a grain sheaf, followed by a draped female playing the double-flute and followed by another nude youth holding a torch and staff. Reverse: two nude youths, one holding a strigil and the other an aryballos.
H. 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm.)
Ca. 400 BC
Ex German collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2010, no. 145; J. Eisenberg, One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases II, 2010, no. 168.
The Chequer Painter and his follower the Dirce Painter are considered by Trendall to be the chief forerunners of both early Campanian and Paestan vase painting. For closely related vases by the Chequer Painter see pls. 78.1 and 78.2 in Trendall, LCS.