A) Poseidon sits on a block, his hair tied in a krobylos, and holding his trident. To the left stands a youth in travelling clothes (boots, chlamys, chitoniskos, petasos) with a sheathed sword. He leans on two spears, and may be identifiable as Theseus. On the right, a bearded man, dressed like his companion but without boots. He may be Theseus’ father, Aigeus, or his good friend, Peirithoos.

B) Bearded man at left in a himation, holding a hare by its ears and offering it to a youth. The latter also wears a himation, and extends his right arm. Between them, a dog, facing right.

Downward palmette under both handles


  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Pelike (Side B)
  • Creator: Triptolemos Painter
  • Date Created: about 470 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 36 × 24.8 cm (14 3/16 × 9 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Pelike / Inscription
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 86.AE.195
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Attributed to the Triptolemos Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 490 - 470 B.C.)
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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