Attic Red-Figure Squat Lekythos

Polionabout 425 - 420 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

A satyr before a sphinx. The satyr stands to the left in a half-crouch, bending forward and resting his left hand on his thigh. Balding and nude, he raises his right hand to point at the sphinx who sits on a rock to the right. Her wings are upraised. Between these two figures is a large tendril crowned with a single pointed bud. The neck is decorated with a row of tongues, and below the picture is a dotted egg pattern. The vessel was reconstructed from several fragments.

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  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Squat Lekythos
  • Creator: Polion
  • Date: about 425 - 420 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.7 cm (2 9/16 x 3 13/16 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
  • Object Type: Lekythos
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 86.AE.257
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 113, TimeScape
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Classification: Vessels


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