Sicilian Red-Figure Calyx Krater
An ancient Sicilian red-figure calyx krater by the Chequer Painter; the obverse depicting a scene of a komos procession led by a nude youth holding a staff and sheaves of wheat, followed by a draped female playing the double-flute aulos and followed by another nude youth holding a torch and staff, each wears a white fillet around their head; on the reverse are two nude youths, one holding a strigil and the other an aryballos.
Ca. 410 - 400 BC.
The Chequer Painter and his follower the Dirce Painter are considered to be the chief forerunners of both early Campanian and Paestan vase painting.
cf.: A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figure Vases of Lucania, Campania, and Sicily, (1983), pls. 78.1 and 78.2.
Formerly in a German private collection.
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