1962 - 1983
1983 - 1986
Mary S. Bareiss 1983 Trust, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986.
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Attributed to Hunt Painter (Greek (Lakonian), active 565 - 530 B.C.)
Sparta, Greece (Place Created)
about 540 B.C.
8.8 × 17 × 11.7 cm (3 7/16 × 6 11/16 × 4 5/8 in.)
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
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.
"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.