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Europa & the Bull | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

K1.13 EUROPA & THE BULL

Museum Collection: Museo Nazionale Tarquiniese, Tarquinnia, Italy
Catalogue Number: Tarquinia RC7456
Beazley Archive Number: 201935
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, bell
Painter: Attributed to the Berlin Painter
Date: --
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Zeus, in the guise of a friendly bull, tempts the Phoenician princess Europa to climb onto his back. When she does he carries her across the sea to Krete.

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