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Apulian Red-Figure Krater with Mascarons

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Apulian Red-Figure Krater with Mascarons


Baltimore Painter (South Italian (Apulian))


Greek (South Italian, Apulian)


Apulia, South Italy (Place Created)


about 330–320 B.C.



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86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Gordon McLendon

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Object Description

A, side of lip: egg pattern; under lip: wave. Neck: bead and reel; wreath with berried leaves; central rosette. Shoulder: between reserved bands, tongues;egg pattern. B, side of lip: egg pattern; under lip: wave. Neck: band of white dots on black; between reserved bands, berried laurel wreath with central rosette. A and B, below scene and encircling vase: meander band. Beneath handles: two superimposed palmettes. Handle medallions: A, female heads in white. B, female heads in reserve black. Subject A, within a naiskos, a woman pouring a libation to a warrior standing beside a horse. Outside the naiskos are four figures, two male and two female, arranged chiastically. On the neck, Nike behind a biga drawn by white horses; in front of them, an attendant Eros, with whip. B, youth in red-figure.


Gordon McLendon, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1977.

Paintings on Vases in Ancient Greece (April 11 to September 15, 1980)
  • Bowers Museum (Santa Ana), April 11 to September 15, 1980
Ancient Pottery from the Hamilton College Collection (March 14 to May 1, 1987)
  • Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College (Clinton), March 14 to May 1, 1987

Frel, Jirí. "A Lucanian Chous in Malibu." Studies in Honour of Arthur Dale Trendall (ed., A. Cambitoglou) Sydney: 1979. pp. 71-73, p. 73, no. 27.

Mayo, Margaret E., and Kenneth Hamma, eds. The Art of South Italy : vases from Magna Graecia : an exhibition, exh. cat. (Richmond : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982), pp. 162-63, no. 67, ill.

Trendall, Arthur Dale and Alexander Cambitoglou. The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia II. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982), p. 862, no. 27/11.

Cassimatis, Helene, et al. "Eros." In Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae III (1986), pp. 850-942, p. 933, no. 1017.

Ancient Vases from the Hamilton College Collection and the J. Paul Getty Museum, exh. cat. Clinton, New York: 1987, p. 33, no. 36, ill.

Jentoft-Nilsen, Marit R., and Arthur Dale Trendall. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The J. Paul Getty Museum 3 (USA 26). Malibu: 1990, pp. 5-6; pls. 128-130; 132, 3.

Bernard, Elisa. "Serial Forger? Some Pseudo-Apulian Vases in the Marchetti Collection in Padua." In Anthropology of Forgery. A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Archaeological Fakes, edited by Monica Baggio, Elisa Bernard, Monica Salvadori, and Luca Zamparo. Padova (Padova University Press, 2019), 145-164, 147, fn. 7 and 148, fn. 17.