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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.

Exhibit Features
Date: Archaic period, 530 B.C.
Creators:
Place of discovery: Athens, North slope of Acropolis
Dimensions: height: 0,45 m, diameter: 0,51 m
Material: Clay
Inventory number: ┴Đ 1044
 
 
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
 
Camp II J. Mck, The Athenian Agora. A guide to the ┼xcavation and ╠useum, 1990