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K1.10 EUROPA & THE BULL

Europa & the Bull | Paestan red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 81.AE.78
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Paestan Red Figure
Shape Krater, Calyx
Painter Signed by Asteas
Date ca 340 B.C.
Period Late Classical

DESCRIPTION

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 Scylla, the love-god Pothos, flying above sprinkling desire, and in a corner panel Aphrodite and Adonis.
Side B: Dionysus with Satyrs and Maenads (not shown).

ARTICLES

Zeus

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Pothos

K34.1 Pothos

Thumbnail Adonis & Aphrodite

K10.6 Aphrodite

Thumbnail Triton

K16.1 Triton

Thumbnail Scylla

P27.1 Scylla