Attic Black-Figured Column Krater from the Circle of the Louvre Painter F6

Culture: Greek/Attic
Period: Mid 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 25 cm high, 32.5 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 2317
Provenance: From a private collection in Baden-Württemberg, since over 60 years in a family estate.
Condition: The krater is unrestored and intact, with chips on the rim and on one handle, a chip on the corpus near one swan. The side depicting the panthers and the sphinx with loss of color, especially around the sphinx and on the neck.
Description: Black-figured column krater dating to the archaic period, which can be associated to the circle of the Louvre Painter F6. On one side a rider flanked by two figures in long cloaks. Outside on each side a sphinx with raised wings facing with its human head outwards. Below each handle a swan. On the other side a sphinx with wings spread sideways and looking to the left. The sphinx is flanked by two panthers with raised tails forming a figure eight. Above the image areas tongues and rods, above the foot aureole. On each of the handle plates a bearded archaic male head.