An Attic red-figure column krater
Attributed to the Boreas Painter, circa 470-460 B.C.
The body decorated on both sides with a figural scene, side (a) depicting winged Eos, draped and wearing a saccos, pursuing Kephalos, who is shown as a hunter wearing a chlamys and holding spears, behind Eos stand two draped male figures, one obscured by her outstretched wings, the other bearded and holding a staff, side (b) showing a central figure of Nike with both wings outstretched, obscuring the flanking male figure, both draped in himatia and holding staffs, the scenes framed by double columns of dots, a band of short tongues above, a band of finely linked lotus buds around the neck and on top of the rim, a double row of dots on the outside rim, 18in (45.7cm) high
- This vase is more likely to be by the Painter of London E489. Cf. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 642, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum II, 26, pl. (88), 88.1-3 and J.D. Beazely, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd Edition (Oxford 1963), 546.2.