Permanent exhibition of Ancient Agora Museum
Krater by Exekias
Black-figured calyx krater (mixing-bowl) by the painter Exekias. On one side is preserved the front part of the procession that accompanied Herakles to his deification on Olympos.
On the other side rages the battle over the body of the fallen Patroklos. A satyr, a maenad and lions attacking a bull complement the decoration.
Exekias was the leading black-figured painter of the middle of the 6th cent. BC. His style is sumptuous and his design is marked by clarity.
Archaic period, 530 B.C.
Place of discovery:
Athens, North slope of Acropolis
height: 0,45 m, diameter: 0,51 m
Camp II J. Mck, The Athenian Agora. A guide to the ┼xcavation and ╠useum, 1990