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Europa & the Bull | Greek vase, Paestan red  figure calyx krater

 

K1.10 EUROPA & THE BULL

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu,
California, USA
Catalogue No.: Malibu 81.AE.78
Beazley Archive No.: N/A
Ware: Paestan Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Signed by Asteas
Date: ca 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Detail of Europa riding across the sea on the back of the bull-shaped god Zeus. Other figures depicted in the scene (see other images) are the fish-tailed sea-gods Triton and Skylla, the love-god Pothos, flying above, sprinkling desire, and in a corner panel Aphrodite and Adonis.
Side B: Dionysos with Satyroi and Mainades (not shown).

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