Attic Red-Figure Phiale Mesomphalos (Interior, main view)

Euphronios, Berlin Painter

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Black-gloss exterior. Band of tongues with dots around the rim. Coral-red interior. The (missing) omphalos is encircled by an inner ring of red-figure sideways circumscribed palmettes and lotuses and an outer ring of running black spirals with short black strokes on reserved ground.
Restored from fragments. Interior of one fragment discolored to black.


  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Phiale Mesomphalos (Interior, main view)
  • Creator: Berlin Painter, Euphronios
  • Date Created: about 500–490 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 3.5 × 33.2 cm (1 3/8 × 13 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Phiale
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 76.AE.96.1
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Creator Display Name: Manner of the Berlin Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 500 - about 460 B.C.) and Euphronios (Greek (Attic), active 520 - 480 B.C.)
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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