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Attic black-figure column krater (deep bowl for mixing wine and water) with a scene from the myth of the Rape of Europa

Attic black-figure column krater (deep bowl for mixing wine and water) with a scene from the myth of the Rape of Europa

Attic black-figure column krater (deep bowl for mixing wine and water) with a scene from the myth of the Rape of Europa

Pottery

H: 32; Diam: 33.4 cm

Gift of the Coplin and Beningson Families, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Irwin Coplin

Accession number:

2005.18.7

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Europa, the daughter of Agenor, king of Tyre, was abducted by Zeus, who appeared to her in the form of a bull and carried her off to Crete.

From the Israel Museum publications:

3x50@50: IMJ Collection Highlights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2015