Attic Black-Figure Droop Cup

Wraith Painter520 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Interior: all black, save reserved line within rim and small tondo, which has a central black dot within two concentric circles. Exterior: Scenes of lovemaking. Sides A and B: three pairs of men and women engaged in intercourse; on both sides, the female in the central group bends over a stool. Underneath the frieze are four concentric bands, a thick band of red and three concentric bands, ivy leaves (facing outward), four concentric bands, a thick red band, and rays. Under handles are open lotuses with flanking palmettes on either side of the handles. The foot has a red moulding at top and areserved band, but is otherwise black. The underside is reserved, except for three concentric circles, and part of the hollow of the foot.

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  • Title: Attic Black-Figure Droop Cup
  • Creator: Wraith Painter
  • Date: 520 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 8.1 x 21.5 x 15.2 cm (3 3/16 x 8 7/16 x 6 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Object Type: Cup
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 77.AE.54
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Classification: Vessels


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