Attic Red-Figure Phiale Mesomphalos

Euphroniosabout 500 - 490 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

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  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Phiale Mesomphalos
  • Creator: Attributed to Berlin Painter, and Euphronios
  • Date: about 500 - 490 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 3.5 x 33.2 cm (1 3/8 x 13 1/16 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: Phiale
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 76.AE.96.1
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Classification: Vessels


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