|Summary:||Love-making (naked girl climbing on to a boy's lap)|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Shuvalov Painter|
|Date:||ca. 430 BC - ca. 420 BC|
H. 19.0 cm., h. without handle 15.5 cm.
The vase is in excellent condition. There is loss of surface glaze on the upper loop of the handle and a chip on the foot.
Love-making (naked girl climbing on to a boy's lap). The painting is limited to a rather small but charming image on the shoulder of the vase. A young man sits facing right. He leans back in his chair, his arms at his sides with his hands gripping the seat of the chair, his mantle pushed down around his knees. A young girl (hetaira?), naked except for a wide band around her hair, is preparing to straddle his uncovered lap. Their foreheads are together and they gaze into one another's eyes with a tenderness rare in the period.
Rather rare Shape 9 oinochoe.
From the collection of von Koller.