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Black-Figure Kylix

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Black-Figure Kylix


Attributed to Hunt Painter (Greek (Lakonian), active 565 - 530 B.C.)


Greek (Laconian)


Sparta, Greece (Place Created)


about 540 B.C.



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8.8 × 17 × 11.7 cm (3 7/16 × 6 11/16 × 4 5/8 in.)

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Object Description

A snarling lion decorates the interior of this Lakonian black‑figure kylix or cup. The placement of the lion's body, with its head turned back and its paw raised, serves to animate the creature and also represents the painter's attempt to find a creative way to fill the cup's circular interior. Simple rays, banding, and palmettes at the handles decorate the cup's exterior

1962 - 1983

Walter Bareiss, American, born Germany, 1919 - 2007 and Molly Bareiss, American, 1920 - 2006 (Stamford, Connecticut), distributed to the Mary S. Bareiss 1983 Trust, 1983.

1983 - 1986

Mary S. Bareiss 1983 Trust, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986.

Greek Vases and Modern Drawings from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bareiss (June 13 to October 5, 1969)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), June 13 to October 5, 1969

Bothmer, Dietrich von, and J. Bean. Greek Vases and Modern Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bareiss. Exh. checklist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: 1969, p. 1, no. 4.

Stibbe, C. M. Lakonische Vasenmaler des sechsten Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Amsterdam and London: 1972, p. 282, no. 233, pl. 82.

True, Marion, and Jiri Frel. Greek Vases: Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983), p. 11, no. 2, ill. And p. 68, no. 17.

"Acquisitions/1986." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 15 (1987), pp. 160-61, no. 7.

Papadopoulos, John. "A Lakonian Cup by the Hunt Painter in Sydney." Antike Kunst 35, 2 (1992), pp. 89-105, p. 95, n. 22.

Jentoft-Nilsen, Marit R., and Arthur Dale Trendall. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The J. Paul Getty Museum 5 (USA 30) (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994), p. 8; pl. 250.