Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater by the Niobid Painter
An ancient Attic Greek red-figure fragmentary volute krater by the Niobid Painter. The obverse scene is of Zeus and Hera enthroned being served from an oinochoe by a winged goddess (victory). The reverse is perhaps the work of a different painter.
The Niobid Painter is so named for a vase now in the Louvre Museum, with a scene depicting the children of Niobe being hunted down by Apollo and Artemis. The Niobid Painter was innovative in that he was among the first to make a deliberate attempt to express space and depth in his work. He preferred large vases and was likely inspired by the contemporary fresco painters of his day.
Formerly in a California private collection.