Attributed to Sophilos
Date: early 6th century B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions: Overall: 19 3/8 x 21 13/16in. (49.2 x 55.4cm)
diameter 17 7/8in. (45.4cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift, 1977
Accession Number: 1977.11.2
Sophilos is the first known artist from the Athenian potters' quarter to have signed his name on his workâ€”once as potter and three times as painter. This early form of the volute-krater is decorated on the front of the vessel with two boars, and on the back with a bull and another animal.