Terracotta column-krater (vase for mixing wine and water)

Attributed to the Boreas Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse, Zeus pursuing Aegina
Reverse, man with staff and three women

The myth of Zeus and Aegina is rarely represented. Aegina was a nymph whom Zeus carried off to the island that came to bear her name. With economical means, the painter successfully characterizes each of the figures in the scene.

Terracotta column-krater (vase for mixing wine and water), Attributed to the Boreas Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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