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Attic Black-Figure Droop Cup

Object Details

Title:

Attic Black-Figure Droop Cup

Artist/Maker:
Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece (Place Created)

Date:

520 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

77.AE.54

Dimensions:

8.1 × 21.5 × 15.2 cm (3 3/16 × 8 7/16 × 6 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Gordon McLendon

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Object Description

Interior: all black, save reserved line within rim and small tondo, which has a central black dot within two concentric circles. Exterior: Scenes of lovemaking. Sides A and B: three pairs of men and women engaged in intercourse; on both sides, the female in the central group bends over a stool. Underneath the frieze are four concentric bands, a thick band of red and three concentric bands, ivy leaves (facing outward), four concentric bands, a thick red band, and rays. Under handles are open lotuses with flanking palmettes on either side of the handles. The foot has a red moulding at top and a reserved band, but is otherwise black. The underside is reserved, except for three concentric circles, and part of the hollow of the foot.

Provenance
Provenance
1977

Gordon McLendon, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1977.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Paintings on Vases in Ancient Greece (April 11 to September 15, 1980)
  • Bowers Museum (Santa Ana), April 11 to September 15, 1980
Bibliography
Bibliography

Frel, Jiří. "The Kleophrades Painter in Malibu." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 4 (1977). pp. 63-76, pp. 75-76, n. 24, no. 17.

Schreiber, Toby. Athenian Vase Construction: A Potter's Analysis (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999), pl. XII.

Sutton, R. F., "Lovemaking on Attic Black-figure Pottery. Corpus with Some Conclusions." In Hermeneutik der Bilder. Beiträge zur Ikonographie und Interpretation griechischer Vasenmalerei. Stefan Schmidt and John H. Oakley, eds. (Munich: Beck, 2009), p. 81, fig. 6.

Oakley, John H. The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013), p. 144, fig. 7.