Young Dionysus and Pan
Red-figured bell krater. Apulia.
Attributed to the Tarporley Painter.
Ca. 410—390 BCE.
Height 31.7 cm.
Inv. Nos. ex L.63.21.5 / ex L.1988.81.4 / ex 3985.Chicago, Art Institute

Young Dionysus and Pan.

Red-figured bell krater. Apulia.
Attributed to the Tarporley Painter.
Ca. 410—390 BCE.
Height 31.7 cm.
Inv. Nos. ex L.63.21.5 / ex L.1988.81.4 / ex 3985.

Chicago, Art Institute.

Sotheby’s Auction House, New York.
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art (on loan).
Private collection, USA.
Private collection, Switzerland.
Arnold Ruesch (1882—1929), Zürich (Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, Sammlung A. Ruesch, Zürich: Griechische, etruskische und römische Altertümer, September 1st—2nd, 1936, no. 28).
William Randolph Hearst, San Simeon, California, inv. no. 3985.
The Hearst Corporation (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Works of Art, Furniture & Architectural Elements Collected by the Late William Randolph Hearst, April 5th—6th, 1963, no. 79).
Acquired by Jan Mitchell in 1963, presumably at the above sale.
Sotheby’s, New York, 7 June 2012: Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities, lot 18 (estimate: 30,000—50,000 USD; price realized: 134,500 USD).
Art Institute of Chicago (?) (photo from 28.10.2016:

Exhibited: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. nos. L.63.21.5 and L.1988.81.4), from 1963 to 2011.

An Apulian red-figured bell krater, attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 410—390 B. C.

painted with confronted figures of young Dionysos and Pan standing in graceful attitudes, Dionysos holding a beribboned thyrsos and theater mask, Pan raising a torch and dipping a trefoil oinochoe into a black-figured bell krater decorated with dancers, two himation-clad youths on the reverse, one holding a staff, the other holding up an aryballos.
Height 1212 in. 31.7 cm.
Alexander Cambitoglou and A. D. Trendall, Apulian Red-figure Vase-Painters of the Plain Style, Archaeological Institute of America, 1961, p. 33, no. 5.
A. D. Trendall, “A South Italian Fragment in New York”, American Journal of Archaeology. vol. 66, 1962.
A. D. Trendall, Phlyax Vases (BCIS Supplement 19), 2nd. ed., London, 1967, no. (xiii).
A. D. Trendall, Early South Italian Vase-painting, Mainz, 1974, p. 51, no. B99, pl. 27a.
A. D. Trendall and Alexander Cambitoglou, The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, vol. I, Oxford, 1978, p. 46, no. 2, pl. 13.
© 2012. Photo, text: Sotheby’s Auction House (Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities, 07 June 2012, Lot 18).
Keywords: κεραμικά ceramics clay terracotta ceramica keramik céramique νοτιοταλικό southitalian southern italy mezzogiorno meridione süditalienisch süditalien suditalien apulia apulian apula apulische apulienne technique tecnica vasenmalerei ερυθρόμορφος red figure red-figure red-figured a rosse rotfigurige rotfiguriger à figures rouges κρατήρ κρατήρας krater сrater cratere cratère κωδωνόσχημος bell campana glockenkrater cloche ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque διώνυσος dionysus dioniso dionysos πάν πανός deus pan god dio hirtengott divinité thyrsus tirso thyrse θύρσος thyrsos taenia tainia band ribbon fillet tenia tänie binden tænia ténia ταινία theatrical mask masks maschere maschera teatrale theatermaske theatermasken masques masque de théâtre θεατρική μάσκα laurel branch ramo di alloro lorbeerzweig branche laurier meander meandros meandro mäander méandre μαίανδρος chlamys clamide χλαμύδος blazing burning torch torcia accesa brennende fackel brûlant flambeau oenochoe oinochoe œnochoé οινοχόη wine vino wein vin κρασί dance dancing danza che balla danzante danzanti tanz tanzender tanzende danse dansant dansante dansent nude man uomo nudo nackt nackter mann homme nu cross croce kreuz croix cup-bearer coppiere mundschenk échanson tarporley painter pittore tarporley-maler peintre inv no ex l.63.21.5 l.1988.81.4 3985