Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)

Terracotta; red-figure | 44.6in | c. 470-460 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Obverse, Herakles slaying the Egyptian king Busiris

Reverse, the king's priests and attendants in flight

One of the numerous adventures of Herakles took place in Egypt where he encountered Busiris, a king who had been advised to sacrifice all stran...
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