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Signed by Euphronios (painter)
Attributed to Euxitheos (potter)
Attic red-figure calyx-krater
Archaic period; c. 515-510 BC

A masterpiece of Greek pottery, this calyx-krater by Euphronios, known as the «Krater of Antaeus,» is one of the most elegant Attic red-figure vases ever produced. The detailed rendering of the muscles of the bodies in combat is precise and original. The realism of Antaeus’s face is equally innovative. The monumental group is highlighted by the divergent composition of the women fleeing in the background.