Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Man on Crutch Vomiting. Cup Fragment

Greek, made in Athens, about 500 B.C.
Red-figured kylix fragment attributed to Onesimos as painter.
A man supporting himself on a walking stick bends over to vomit from too much wine and revelry. The consequences of immoderate drinking were popular subjects on this type of cup. They were shown with playful humor that probably did not carry a moralizing or cautionary message.

1 comment:

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

From the Getty? Oh, those Greeks, long noted for their classicism and good taste.