Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Sarpedon Painter

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 400–380 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 19 5/8 in. (49.9 cm)
diameter of mouth 22 3/8 in. (56.8 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916

Accession Number: 16.140

Description

Obverse, Europa pleading with Zeus for the life of Sarpedon; Hera, Hypnos, Pasithea
Reverse, Europa with attendants watching Hypnos and Thanatos bringing the body of Sarpedon

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