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Red figured calyx krater illustrates the death of Sarpedon, son of Zeus and Lycian Prince 41cm

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Red figured calyx krater by Efronios illustrates the death of Sarpedon, son of Zeus and Lycian Prince. Sarpedon was killed by the Greek warrior Patroclus.  

Copy classical period 530 BC.

Calyx krater: are among the largest of the kraters, supposedly developed by the potter Exekias in black figure though in fact almost always seen in red. The lower body is shaped like the calyx of a flower, and the foot is stepped. The psykter-shaped vase fits inside it so well stylistically that it has been suggested that the two might have often been made as a set. It is always made with two robust upturned handles positioned on opposite sides of the lower body or "cul".

Sarpedon: a son of Zeus, who fought on the side of Troy in the Trojan War.

Zeus: is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.

Patroclus:"glory of the father" was a close wartime companion of Achilles. He was the son of Menoetius, the son of Actor, King of Opus.


 Width :49 cm  

 Height :41 cm  

 Length :49 cm