Attic Red-Figure Kylix

Object Details

Title:

Attic Red-Figure Kylix

Artist/Maker:
Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece (Place created)

Date:

about 510 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

80.AE.31

Dimensions:

12.6 × 39.1 cm (4 15/16 × 15 3/8 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Alan Salke

See more

See less

Tondo: a crouching satyr with an erect phallus, long hair and a bushy beard holds two kantharoi. He looks back over his shoulder. An inscription (Phintias painted [this]) surrounds the figure. Exterior, A: a nude youth crouches and masturbates while holding a calyx krater before an older woman (perhaps a courtesan). She leans back, cradling the krater against her outstretched right arm. Her hair is tied up in a cloth, and an earring is evident in her left ear. Her maturity is suggested by the fleshy folds on her belly and under her chin. Exterior B: two similar figures to those on side A, again engaged in sexual activity. A nude youth, this time with traces of hair on his cheeks, reclines while a nude woman grasps his penis with her right hand. She is in a crouched position over his legs and, in contrast to the woman on side A, does not wear a head cloth or earring. Nonetheless, her age and weight are conveyed by the thickness of her waist and the folds under her chin. At the top, the inscription, E [...] A I E L A O, perhaps uttered by the youth (whose lips are parted and who gestures with his right hand). A single eye is placed under each handle, and is flanked by palmettes. The eyes are facing toward side B.

Provenance
by 1963 -

Private Collection (Switzerland)

by 1976 -

Summa Galleries

by 1979 - 1980

Alan Salke, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1980.

Exhibitions
The Art of Love: Love's Lust and Sorrow in World Art (December 1, 2002 to April 27, 2003)
  • Museum Rietberg Zürich (Zurich), December 1, 2002 to April 27, 2003
Bibliography

Beazley, J. D. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters. 2nd ed. Oxford: 1963, p. 1620, 12 bis.

Frel, Jiří. Greek Portraits in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1981), 7. fig. 14.

Frel, Jirí. "A View into Phintias' Private Life." Festchrift fuer Leo Mildenberg (Wetteren, Belgium: 1984). pp. 57-60, pls. 8-9.

Ferrari, Gloria. I vasi attici a figure rosse del periodo arcaico. (Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider, 1988), p. 21.

Dierichs, Angelika. Erotik in der Kunst Griechenlands. Antike Welt, Supplement, 1988, p. 57; figs. 91 a-b.

Weiss, Carina. "Phintias in Malibu und Karlsruhe," Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum, 4. Occasional Papers on Antiquities, 5 (1989), pp. 83-94, figs. 3a-c.

Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2, and Paralipomena. 2nd ed. Compiled by T. Carpenter with T. Mannack and M. Mendonca. Oxford: 1989, p.155.

Pfisterer-Haas, Susanne. Darstellungen alter Frauen in der griechischen Kunst. Europäische Hochschulschriften, Reihe 38, Archaeologie 21. (Frankfurt: P. Lang, 1989), p.49-50, 79, 93, 128 (cat. III.3), figs. 72-73.

Halperin, D.M. One Hundred Years of Homosexuality, and other essays on Greek love (London, 1990), p.89.

Huber, Kalinka. "Werkstattgesellen - Zur Produktion fruher Kelchkratere", in Euphronios und seine Zeit, edited by I. Wehgartner (Berlin: Staatliche Museen, 1992), p. 57.

Dierichs, Angelika. Erotik in der Kunst Griechenlands. Zaberns Bildbaende zur Archaeologie, vol. 9. (Mainz: von Zabern, 1993, pp. 37-38, fig. 50; pp. 72-73, figs. 128a-b.

Frel, Jirí. "Euphronios and His Fellows." Ancient Greek Art and Iconography (W. G. Moon, ed.). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983. pp. 147-158, p. 151; figs. 10.7a-.10.7b.

Kilmer, Martin. "In Search of the Wild Kalos-Name," Echos du Monde Classique/Classical Views XXXVII, n.s. 12 (1993), pp. 173-199, pp. 60-63, 69, 71, 115 n. 37, 157 n. 68, 84 n. 11; p. 239, cat. no. R 47.1, ill.

Kilmer, Martin F. Greek Erotica on Red-figure Vases. (London: Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1993), no. R 47.1.

Fantham, Elaine et al., Women in the Classical World: Image and Text. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), p. 119, .g.3.27.

Steinhart, Matthias. Das Motiv des Auges in der griechischen Bildkunst. Mainz: Philip von Zabern, 1995, p. 50; pl. 31, 1.

Threatte, Leslie. The Grammar of Attic Inscriptions, volume 2. Morphology (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1996), 641; 769.

Schaefer, Alfred. Unterhaltung beim griechischen Symposion. Mainz: P. von Zabern, 1997, p. 105, no. IV, 8 b.

Keuls, Eva M. Painter and Poet in Ancient Greece, Iconography and the Literary Arts (Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1997), 408, figs.65-66.

Birchler Emery, Patrizia. "Old Age Iconography in Archaic Greek Art." Mediterranean Archaeology 12 (1999), pl. 3.5.

Sutton, Robert. "The Good, the Base and the Ugly. The Drunken Orgy in Attic Vase-Painting and the Athenian Self." In Cohen, B (ed.) Not the Classical Ideal. Athens and the Construction of the Other in Greek Art. Leiden: Brill, 2000, 198, fig.7.8.

Immerwahr, Henry. R. A Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions. Preliminary Edition. Part VI: Supplement. 2001, no. 4943.

Hodges, F. M. "The Ideal Prepuce in Ancient Greece and Rome: Male Genital Aesthetics and Their Relation to Lipodermos, Circumcision, Foreskin Restoration, and the Kynodesme," The Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 75/3 (2001), 393-4 n. 78 (published also with ills.: http://www.cirp.org/library/history/hodges2/#n84 [9-27-04]).

Ferrari, Gloria. Figures of Speech: Men and Maidens in Ancient Greece (Chicago: 2002), p. 178, fig. 141.

Rickenbach, Judith, ed. Liebeskunst: Liebeslust und Liebesleid in der Weltkunst. Exh. Cat. Zurich: 2003, pp. 30-31, no. 10.

Spivey, Nigel and Squire, Michael. Panorama of the Classical World (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2004), p. 51, fig. 74.

Dierichs, Angelika. Erotik in der Kunst Griechenlands (Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 2008), p. 74, figs. 54a-b.

Matheson, Susan B. "Old Age in Athenian Vase-Painting" In Athenian Potters and Painters, vol. 2. John H. Oakley and Olga Palagia, eds. (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2009), 192-200.

Guy Hedreen, "Iambic Caricature and Self-Representation as a Model for Understanding Internal References among Red-Figure Vase-Painters and Potters of the Pioneer Group", in Yatromanolakis, D. (ed.), An Archaeology of Representations. Ancient Greek Vase-Painting and Contemporary Methodologies (Institut du Livre-A.Kardamitsa: Athens, 2009), 200-239, pp. 237-38.

de la Geniere, Juliette. "Les Amateurs des Scenes Erotiques de l'Archaisme Recent" In Shapes and Uses of Greek Vases. Athena Tsingarida, ed. (Bruxelles: CReA-Patrimoine, 2009), 337-346, p. 338.

Mitchell, Alexandre G. Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 66, 78, 289, 294.

Morris, Ian and Powell, Barry B. The Greeks: History, Culture and Society (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2010), p. 35, fig. 3.5.

Stafford, Emma. "Clutching the Chickpea: Private Pleasures of the Bad Boyfriend." In Sociable Man: Essays on Ancient Greek Social Behaviour in Honour of Nick Fisher. S. D. Lambert, ed. (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2011), p. 353, fig. 6.

Fischer, Marina. "Ancient Greek Prostitutes and the Textile Industry in Attic Vase-Painting ca. 550–450 b.c.e." Classical World 106, no. 2 (Winter 2013 ), p. 220.

Gaunt, J. "The Berlin Painter and His Potters." In The Berlin Painter and His World. exh. cat. J.M.Padgett, ed. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017), p. 102, footnote 58.