Attic Black-Figure Amphora Fragment

Exekiasabout 540 - 530 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Fragment preserves part of the figure of a hoplite, facing right. The hoplite is perhaps Akamas, one of Theseus' sons. He wears a Corinthian helmet, but no other body armor is preserved. He holds a compass-drawn shield. Inscription: AKAMA[S]

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  • Title: Attic Black-Figure Amphora Fragment
  • Creator: Exekias, and Exekias
  • Date: about 540 - 530 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.8 x 9 cm (3 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Amphora
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 78.AE.305
  • Inscription: Inscription: AKAMA[S]
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 212, Coins, Gems and Jewelry
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek
  • Classification: Vessels


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