* MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – HAND PAINTED *
Height: 30 cm (11.81in)
width: 33,5 cm (13.12in)
Net Weight: 4 kgr ( 8,82 lb)
Material: Clay – Genuine Ceramic
Our vase is a copy of the famous ancient Greek terra cotta calyx-krater known as «The Euphronios Krater (or Sarpedon krater)» (515 BC) , which is exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Cerveteri in Italy.
The style of the vase is red-figure pottery.The krater is decorated with two scenes. An episode from the Trojan War is shown on the obverse; this illustration depicts the death of Sarpedon, son of Zeus and Laodamia. The reverse of the krater shows a contemporary scene of Athenian youths from the sixth century BC arming themselves before battle. In the scene of Sarpedon’s death, the god Hermes directs the personifications of Sleep (Hypnos) and Death (Thanatos) to carry the fallen away to his homeland for burial. While the subject of Sarpedon’s death might normally be depicted as a stylized tableau, the figures in this scene are painted in naturalistic poses and with schematic, but accurate anatomy.