Attic Black-Figure Neck Amphora

Attributed to Group of Würzburg 221about 480 - 470 or 460 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A: Herakles and the centaur Pholos. Herakles grasps the fleeing Centaur, and wields his club in his rigght hand. The upper part of a large pithos is depicted above the ground line on the right. A rock lies between Herakles' legs. Pholos wears an animal skin and holds a branch. B: Two centaurs, perhaps the companions of Pholos, holding branches, open-mouthed. The centaur on the left carries an animal skin. Palmette and lotus pattern on the neck; below the ground-line, five black horizontal bands, and rays above the foot.


  • Title: Attic Black-Figure Neck Amphora
  • Creator: Attributed to Group of Würzburg 221
  • Date: about 480 - 470 or 460 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 40.6 x 26.3 cm (16 x 10 3/8 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.86
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 109, Mythological Heroes
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture and Date: Greek (Attic), about 480 - 470 or 460 B.C.
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Classification: Vessels

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