Attic Red-Figure Lidded Skyphoid Fragment

Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 103, Athenian Vases

Object Details

Title:

Attic Red-Figure Lidded Skyphoid Fragment

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to Onesimos (Greek (Attic), active 500 - 480 B.C.)
Attributed to Euphronios (Greek (Attic), active 520 - 480 B.C.)

Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece (Place created)

Date:

about 490 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

81.AE.214.B.1

Dimensions:

10 × 19 × 8 cm (3 15/16 × 7 1/2 × 3 1/8 in.)

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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 (?).

Related Works
Provenance
- 1981

Werner Nussberger (Baden, Switzerland), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1981.

Bibliography

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.