Attic Black-Figure Olpe (Front)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Reconstructed from fragments, with a large area missing at the front. A winged female figure (Athena? Iris?) runs to right with a spear. She carries a Boeotian shield with a tripod blazon, and her helmet crest overlaps the ivy band that runs around the neck of the vessel. From under the handle, a floral pattern, with palmettes and long-stemmed lotuses.


  • Title: Attic Black-Figure Olpe (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 500 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Type: Olpe
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 81.AE.150
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Dr. Max Gerchik
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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