Interior, Herakles and young boy Exterior, Herakles fighting the sons of Eurytos; Herakles fighting Ops
Euphronios is probably the best known of the early red-figure artists called the Pioneers. During the latter part of his career, he signs as potter rather than painter, and he collaborates with various painters of whom Onesimos is one of the most accomplished. The representation on the interior shows the almost coloristic effects that Onesimos achieved with dilute glaze as well as his marvelous characterization of Herakles—young, wide-eyed, jaunty, and finely turned out.
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Title:Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)
Artist:Signed by Euphronios as potter
Artist: Attributed to Onesimos
Date:ca. 490 BCE
Dimensions:H. with handle 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.231.2) Anonymous Gift, 1971 (1971.54) Gift of E.D. Blake Vermeule, 1972 (1972.39.1, .2)
Signature: Signed by Euphronios as potter
Said to be from Cervetri
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Brommer, Frank. 1985. "Herakles und Theseus auf Vasen in Malibu." Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum, 3, Jiri Frel and Dr. Marion True, eds. p. 216 n. 123, Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum.
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