by 1963 -
Private Collection (Switzerland)
by 1976 -
by 1979 - 1980
Alan Salke, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1980.
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Attic Red-Figure Kylix
Athens, Greece (Place Created)
about 510 B.C.
12.6 × 39.1 cm (4 15/16 × 15 3/8 in.)
Gift of Alan Salke
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.
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