1983 - 1986
Mary S. Bareiss 1983 Trust, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986.
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Attic Red-Figure Cup
Attributed to Brygos Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 490 - 470 B.C.)
Athens, Greece (Place Created)
about 480 B.C.
9.2 × 30.2 × 23 cm (3 5/8 × 11 7/8 × 9 1/16 in.)
A youth stands before an altar on the interior of this
Although the depiction of a religious ritual on a cup used at a drinking party may seem odd today, the Greeks saw no conflict in this. For the Greeks, the drinking and merriment of the symposion was itself an offering to , the god of wine.
"Acquisitions/1986." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 15 (1987), pp. 160-61, no. 7.
Neils, Jenifer and John H. Oakley, eds. Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past, exh. cat. (Hanover, NH: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College), p. 290.