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Satyr & Sleeping Nymph | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 86.AE.607
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Attributed to Onesimos
Date ca. 500 - 490 B.C.
Period Late Archaic


A Satyr seduces a sleeping nymph. The beast crouches upon a rock, leaning forward to kiss the nymph on the lips. He has the ears and tail of an ass and is crowned with a wreath of ivy. A empty wineskin lies beside him. The nymph reclines on a striped blanket, wearing a robe and headscarf (sakkos).

Though unlikely the painting may depict a specific scene from myth such as the seduction of Antiope by Zeus disguised as a Satyr or the assault of the Danaid Amymone by one of the beasts.


Satyrs, Nymphs, Oreads-Maenads, Antiope, Amymone