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The sea-monster Scylla | Greek vase, Apulian red figure

P27.2 SKYLLA

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 86.AE.417
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Fragment
Painter: --
Date: ca 375 - 350 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Skylla is depicted in this vase fragment as a sea-goddess with the tail of a fish in place of legs, and the foreparts of several dogs surrounded her waist. She holds a three-pronged trident staff in her hand. Fish swim around her in the sea, and the foot of what is probably the bull-shaped Zeus carrying Europa across the seas.

ARTICLES

Skylla

 
 
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