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P27.1 SCYLLA

Scylla | 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

Detail of Scylla from a painting depicting the bull-shaped god Zeus carrying Europa across the sea. The monster is depicted as a mermaid-like nymph with the head, arms and torso of a woman set atop the serpentine tail of a fish. The foreparts of two dogs sprout from her waist and she holds a trident in her hand.

ARTICLES

Scylla

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