Tondo: lovemaking

Collection: Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Summary: Love-making
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Foundry Painter
Attributed By: J.D. Beazley
Context: Athens
Date: ca. 480 BC
Dimensions:

H. 9-9.4 cm., d. 23.4-23.6 cm., d. with handles 30.5 cm., d. of foot 9.8 cm.

Shape: Cup, type B
Beazley Number: 275961
Region: Attica
Period: Late Archaic


Inscriptions:

In the tondo, to the left of the staff, is written *K*A[*L]*O*S (beautiful) and, over the head of the standing figure *L*U*K[*O]*S (Lykos).

Other Bibliography:

Bareiss Collection 1983, p. 80, no. 160; Angelika Dierichs, "Erotik in der Kunst Griechenlands," Antike Welt (1988), p. 58, fig. 95. Mentioned pp. 57 and 59; A. Dierichs, In "Liebesszenen auf einem Pinax," AntWelt 20, 2 (1989), pp. 49-54, referred to p. 53, no. 11; "Acquisitions Supplement," Getty Museum Journal 15 (1987): 160-161, no. 7.