Euphronios, Sarpedon Krater

Gods carry away the dead on a pot looted from a tomb, trafficked out of Italy, bought by the Met, and finally returned.

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)

Additional resources:

The Euphronios Krater on Trafficking Culture

Black- and red-figure painting techniques on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Cite this page as: Dr. Erin Thompson and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Euphronios, Sarpedon Krater," in Smarthistory, July 13, 2017, accessed December 9, 2023,