From tomb to museum: the story of the Sarpedon Krater

Euphronios, Sarpedon Krater, (signed by Euxitheos as potter and Euphronios as painter), c. 515 B.C.E., red-figure terracotta, 55.1 cm diameter (National Museum Cerite, Cerveteri, Italy)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Erin Thompson and Dr. Steven Zucker, "From tomb to museum: the story of the Sarpedon Krater," in Smarthistory, September 1, 2017, accessed October 2, 2023,