Attic Black-Figure Amphora

Leagros Groupabout 510 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Side A: Heracles and Eurystheus. Herakles threatens Eurystheus with the Erymanthean boar, which he holds on his shoulder. Eurystheus cowers inside a pithos with his arms upraised. The scene is flanked by Athena (with spear and shield) and another female onlooker. Side B: Departure of a warrior (hoplite with low-crested Corinthian helmet, spear and round shield) accompanied by a dog; an old man gestures goodbye with his right hand and a woman looks on. Addorsed palmettes on neck; complex palmette tendril patterns below handles; interlinked lotus and upright rays below scene. The vase is reconstructed from fragments.

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  • Title: Attic Black-Figure Amphora
  • Creator: Attributed to Leagros Group
  • Date: about 510 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 43 x 28.2 cm (16 15/16 x 11 1/8 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: 86.AE.83
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 108A, Mythological Heroes
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Classification: Vessels


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