T60.12 SATYR & SLEEPING NYMPH
|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 86.AE.607|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Onesimos|
|Date||ca. 500 - 490 B.C.|
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.