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Ibolya Horvath
by Jaime Ardiles-Arce
published on 08 September 2020

Side A of the so-called “Euphronios krater”: Sarpedon’s body carried by Hypnos and Thanatos (Sleep and Death), while Hermes watches.
Attic red-figured calyx-krater signed by Euxitheos (potter) and Euphronios (painter), c. 515 BCE.
H. 45.7 cm (18 in.); D. 55.1 cm (21 11/16 in.).
Formerly in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; returned to Italy in 2008 CE.

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