Gordon McLendon, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1977.
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Attic Black-Figure Droop Cup
Athens, Greece (Place Created)
8.1 × 21.5 × 15.2 cm (3 3/16 × 8 7/16 × 6 in.)
Gift of Gordon McLendon
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.
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.
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.