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Pothos, winged god of sexual longing | Greek vase, Paestan red figure calyx krater

 

K34.1 POTHOS

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 81.AE.78
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Paestan Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Signed by Asteas
Date: ca 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Pothos (sexual longing) from a painting depicting a bull-shaped Zeus carrying the maiden Europa across the sea to Krete. The young love god is sprinking his nectar of desire upon the pair.

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