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Red-figure Bell Krater: Torch Race with Prize Hydria; Three Youths

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Greek
Red-figure Bell Krater: Torch Race with Prize Hydria; Three Youths, c. 430-420 BCE
Vessel
Greek
,
5th century BCE
Classical period, High
Creation Place: Gela (Sicily)
Terracotta
36.1 cm h x 39.6 cm diam. (14 3/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
Beazley Archive Database #213533
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
, 1960.344
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics
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Description
Side A: Torch race: two runners with torches, altar, olive tree, prize hydria (water jar).
Side B: Three youths, one with strigil, another with staff.
Under rim: olive wreath; ground line: meander pattern; tongue pattern at handle attachments.
Recomposed from fragments, with some inpainting.
Provenance
David M. Robinson, Baltimore, MD, (by 1937-1958), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1960.
Bibliography
Susan B. Matheson, Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens, (The University of Wisconsin Press, 1995), pp. 108-115, pl. 97, p. 115.

Rosalba Panvini and Filippo Giudice, Ta Attika: Attic Figured Vases From Gela, L'Erma di Bretschneider (Rome, 2003), p. 395 (fig. L49), p. a109

Stephen Miller, Ancient Greek Athletics, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2004), p. 141, fig. 227

Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum, J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA, 2004-2012), II 3.a Purification, Gr. 101 [illust. pl. 2].

Zerrin Iren Boynudelik and Mahmut Boynudelik, The Color of Olive: Olive Images in Art History (Zeytinin Renkleri: Sanat Tarihinde Zeytin Imgesi), Umur Yayinlari (Istanbul, Turkey, 2011), p. 46, ill.

David M. Pritchard, Sport, Democracy and War in Classical Athens, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 2013), p. 77, fig. 2.3.

Claire L. Lyons, Michael J. Bennett and Clemente Marconi, ed., Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, exh. cat., ed. Claire L. Lyons, Michael J. Bennett and Clemente Marconi J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA, 2013), pp. 87, 89, fig. 50

Exhibition History
The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities: A Special Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, 05/01/1961 - 09/20/1961
Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, 09/12/1992 - 12/06/1992; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, 01/09/1993 - 04/16/1993; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 05/11/1993 - 08/01/1993; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, 08/31/1993 - 11/28/1993
Veder Greco a Gela, Palazzo Pignatelli, Gela, 01/15/2004 - 03/16/2004
The Greek Athlete and the Games, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 07/20/2004 - 11/28/2004