|Collection:||Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum|
|Summary:||Phineus defending himself from the Harpies.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter|
|Date:||ca. 480 BC|
H. 39 cm., d. 15 cm.
The rim is decorated with a band of tongues. The main panel on the shoulder is bordered on top by a band of meanders and squares, on the sides by zigzags, and on the bottom by short dotted tongues. In the scene itself, Phineus is seated on the far left on a stool with a skyphos placed underneath. In front of him is a low table filled with foodstuffs. Two of the Harpies are approaching it from the right, one already reaching for the food, while a third darts away with her loot in her hands. Phineus raises his arms, apparently both in a futile attempt to defend himself and in despair at the event. He is wearing a shortsleeved himation, an ivy wreath, and an additional wrap over his left shoulder. The Harpies each wear shortsleeved chitons decorated with horizontal black stripes on the semi-transparent skirts.
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