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Scylla, the monster sea goddess | Greek vase, Paestan red figure calyx krater

P27.1 SKYLLA

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

Detail of the monster Skylla, from a scene depicting Zeus, in the shape of a bull, carrying Europa across the seas. The sea-goddess is depicted as a beautiful mermaid-like nymphe with serpentine fish tail in place of legs, a cluster of dog-fores circling her waist, and a trident in her hand.

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