Side A: scene at center

Side A: Herakles battling Kyknos

Collection: Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Summary: Herakles battling Kyknos while Athena, Hermes, Ares, and Aphrodite look on. Neck: confronted lions. Lower Register: Standing youth between seated lions, flanked by sirens.
Ware: Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Painter of Getty 86.AE.52
Attributed By: D. von Bothmer
Context: Euboea
Date: ca. 570 BC - ca. 560 BC

H. 35.8 cm., d. mouth 15.5 cm., d. body 23.8 cm.

Shape: Amphora
Beazley Number: 15387
Region: Euboea
Period: Archaic

Decoration Description:

On side A, Herakles battles with Kyknos while Athena and Hermes look on from the left, and Ares and Aphrodite look on from the right. On the neck are confronted lions with dot rosettes between. In the lower register is a standing youth between seated lions with averted heads, all flanked by sirens. On side B is a draped man standing between two women, flanked by seated sphinxes. On the neck are confronted lions with a palmette-lotus hybrid between them. In the lower register is a seated lion with head turned. To either side are sirens with reaised wings, themselves flanked by lions.


There is a graffito on the bottom.

Other Bibliography:

Weltkunst 1968, A13, fig. 4; von Bothmer & Bean 1969, p. 2, n; "Acquisitions Supplement," Getty Museum Journal 15 (1987): 160-161, no. 7.