Drinking cup (kylix) with erotic scene
about 480 B.C.
Height: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.); diameter: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Cup interior tondo composition: sex scene: A bearded man bends over a woman with short hair (which may indicate her status as a slave). She braces herself on the stool in front of her which has lion-paw feet and various things piled on top of it, including her clothes. To the left is a couch (kline) which has an elaborately carved post with ionic volutes. An overstuffed striped cushion tops the kline.
Inscription "the girl is pretty" (HE PAIS KALE) above their heads, and 'Hold still!' (HEXE HESUXOS) issuing from the man's mouth.
Exterior is undecorated.