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Campanian Bell Krater

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Campanian Bell Krater


Branicki Painter (Greek (Campanian))


South Italian (Campanian)


Campania, South Italy (Place Created)


about 320 B.C.



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43.8 × 40.6 cm (17 1/4 × 16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Robert Collins

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Object Description

A: charioteer driving quadriga to left. The nude youth wears a wreath and a chlamys billowing over his shoulders. B: three draped women to left. Each wears a himation with a heavy black U-shaped border at neck, white shoes, a radiate stephane, and a kekryphalos.

- 1831

Thomas Hope, English, born Netherlands, 1769 - 1831 (Duchess Street House, London, England), by inheritance to his son, Henry Thomas Hope, 1831.

1831 - 1862

Henry Thomas Hope, English, 1862 (Deepdene House, near Dorking, Surrey, England), by inheritance to his son-in-law, Henry Pelham-Clinton, husband of Henrietta Adela, 1862.

1862 - 1879

Henry Alexander Pelham-Clinton, 6th duke of Newcastle, 1834 - 1879 (Deepdene House, near Dorking, Surrey, England), by inheritance to his son, Henry Francis Hope, 1879.

1879 - 1917

Henry Francis Hope, 8th duke of Newcastle, 1866 - 1941 (Deepdene House, near Dorking, Surrey, England) [sold, Lord Francis Pelham Clinton Hope sale, Christie's, London, July 23, 1917, lot 126A, to Spink.]

1917 -

Spink & Son, Ltd. (London, England)

by 1923
by 1925 - 1962

Hagop Kevorkian, Armenian, 1872 - 1962 [bought in, H. Kevorkian sale, The Anderson Galleries, New York, November 14, 1925, lot 356.]

1962 - 1966

Kevorkian Foundation [sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, February 25, 1966, lot 299.]

- 1978

Private Collection [sold, Antiquities, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, February 17, 1978, lot 86.]


Robert Collins (Torrance, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978.

Treasures of the Ancients: A Selection of Greek Vases from the J. Paul Getty Museum (June 12 to August 5, 1978)
  • University of California at Riverside Art Gallery (Riverside), June 12 to August 5, 1978
Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti (August 7 to October 27, 2008)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), August 7 to October 27, 2008

Christie's, London. Sale cat., July 23, 1917, lot 126A.

Tillyard, E. M. W. The Hope Vases. Cambridge: 1923, p. 167, no. 327.

Anderson Galleries, New York. Sale cat., Kervorkian collection, November 19-21, 1925, lot 356; p. 58, ill.

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. Art of the Near East and the Orient; Classical Antiquities. Property of the Kevorkian Foundation. (New York: February 25-26, 1966), p. 57, lot 229.

Trendall, Arthur Dale. The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily. Oxford: 1967, p. 540, no. 4/775.

Treasures of the Ancients: A Selection of Greek Vases from the J. Paul Getty Museum. An Exhibition at the University of California, Riverside. June 12-August 5, 1978, p. 18, no. 25; p. 16, ill.

Sotheby's, sale cat., February 17, 1978, lot 86; pl. 26.

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. 33.

Trendall, Arthur Dale. The Red-figured Vases of Lucania, Campania, and Sicily. Third Supplement (Supplement to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London, 41). London: 1983, p. 254.

Jentoft-Nilsen, Marit. "A Bell Krater by the Branicki Painter," Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2. Occasional Papers on Antiquities, 3 (Malibu: 1985), pp. 127-128.

Jentoft-Nilsen, Marit R., and Arthur Dale Trendall. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The J. Paul Getty Museum 4 (USA 27). Malibu: 1991, p. 38; pls. 224; 226, 1-2.

Budrovich, Nicole. “100 Years Later: The Hope Collection from London to Los Angeles.” The Iris (July 25, 2017), (accessed May 10, 2019).