Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Meidad Suchowolski
Attic black-figure column krater (deep bowl for mixing wine and water) with a scene from the myth of the Rape of Europa
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic Period, ca. 520–510 BCE
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
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.

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

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir