T1.2 KEKROPS KING OF ATHENS
Museum Collection: Antikensammlung,
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2537
Beazley Archive Number: 217211
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Codrus Painter
Date: ca 440 BC
Detail of the first king of Attica, Kekrops, from a painting depicting the birth of Erikhthonios, his successor and the founder of Athens. The autochthonian Kekrops is depicted with a serpent's tail in place of legs. He holds a sceptre in his hand and is crowned with laurel.