Attic Panathenaic Amphora Fragment (part of 81.AE.203.6.2)

Euphiletos Painter530–510 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Composed of fourteen joined sherds, this fragment gives the upper body of Athena striding to the left. She brandishes her spear with her right hand, and carries a shield (bull blazon) on her left. She wears an aegis (patterned inside with alternating red and black stripes, with incised details in the black), a helmet decorated with a palmette, and a bracelet on her raised arm. Her white skin is well preserved, as is the added red for her clothing, helmet crest and shield rim. At far left, cockerel, standing on a column (the cockerel on the right side is preserved on the joining fragment 81.AE. The Etruscan graffito is inscribed to the left of Athena’s head, overlapping the left cockerel.


  • Title: Attic Panathenaic Amphora Fragment (part of 81.AE.203.6.2)
  • Creator: Euphiletos Painter
  • Date Created: 530–510 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 16 × 19.6 cm (6 5/16 × 7 11/16 in.)
  • Type: Amphora
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 81.AE.
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter (active about 530 - 510 B.C.)
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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