Mended from several fragments. On the interior, a youth (wreathed, himation over shoulder, slippers) stoops to hold the head of his elder (wreathed and wearing a fillet, otherwise nude) who is vomiting. A staff lies to the left. Meander pattern around tondo. Partially preserved potter inscription.

A: Komos. A youth (himation over his shoulders, staff in the background) walks to the right with head down, looking into a skyphos and pointing towards a hetaira, who leans back on a striped cushion. She has a large skyphos in her left hand, and raises her right hand palm up. Her hair is tied up with a fillet. A second youth at right crouches, right arm akimbo, left hand raised and gesticulating.

B: Komos. A nude youth with an erection walks tentativel, with both hands raised, towards a nude woman who sits on the ground, playing krotala. A bearded man with a himation on his shoulders dances behind her with a staff in his hand. All three figures are wreathed.


  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Cup Type B (Side A)
  • Creator: Onesimos, Euphronios
  • Date Created: about 490 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 10.3 × 31.4 cm (4 1/16 × 12 3/8 in.)
  • Type: Cup
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 86.AE.285
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Attributed to Onesimos (Greek (Attic), active 500 - 480 B.C.) and Euphronios (Greek (Attic), active 520 - 480 B.C.)
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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