Tondo: reclining woman playing kottabos

Collection: Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Summary: Tondo: Reclining girl playing kottabos
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to Onesimos
Context: Attica
Date: ca. 500 BC

H. 8.5 cm., d. 28 cm.

Shape: Cup
Region: Attica
Period: Late Archaic

Decoration Description:

Interior: A naked hetaira reclines facing right, while playing kottabos with a large skyphos. There is a kalos inscription in the field around her head. Side A: A reclining hetaira is playing castanets, while a youth in front of her holds a large skyphos, offering it to her. Another youth behind her is dancing. Side B: Three naked revelers dance; the central figure is playing castanets.


There is a kalos inscription on the interior.