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Paestan Red-figure bell krater  near the Dirce Painter
PAESTAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER NEAR THE DIRCE PAINTER

The Thracian bard Thamyris, blinded, and the Muses. Rev: Kadmos, founder of Thebes, slaying the dragon whose teeth became the men of Thebes.

The Dirce Painter is the seminal artist for the Sicilian, Paestan, and Campanian schools of vase-painting. Thamyris had boasted that he could win any contest even if competing with the Muses, whereat they blinded him and caused him to forget his skill. Two very rare subjects.

Ca. 400-370 BC

H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm.)

Ex Dr. E. collection, NC, acquired from Royal-Athena in 2003.

Published: K. Schauenburg, Unteritalischen Vasenmalerei. vol. IV, 2001; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2002, no. 93; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 124.

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Paestan Red-figure bell krater  near the Dirce Painter

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