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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 103, Athenian Vases
Attic Red-Figure Lidded Skyphoid Fragment
Athens, Greece (Place Created)
about 490 B.C.
10 × 19 × 8 cm (3 15/16 × 7 1/2 × 3 1/8 in.)
Fragment of body and edge of lid. Exterior: Theseus (nude, fillet, hair in krobylos) attacking to the right with an axe, reaches forward to clasp the hair on Prokrustes' (bearded, nude, fillet) forehead. A hat (pilos), a sword in its scabbard and a piece of drapery hang in the tree to the right. Both figures are named. On the lid, part of a tree (?).
Werner Nussberger (Baden, Switzerland), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1981.
True, Marion. Pre-Sotadean Attic Red-Figure Statuette Vases and Related Vases with Relief Decoration. Cambridge: Harvard University (diss.), 1986, 127-131, figs. 17a-c.
Williams, Dyfri. "Some Thoughts on the Potters and Painters of Plastic Vases before Sotades." In Papers on Special Techniques in Athenian Vases. Edited by K. Lapatin (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2008), p.167.