Attic Red-Figure Amphora Fragment

Eucharides Painterabout 490 - 470 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Preserved is a satyr player armed as a peltast, striding to the right. Only the lower body and left arm remain. He wears the distinctive shorts of an actor, complete with phallos. His feet are bare and he has a fillet on the left ankle. The inner face of the shield has an X-shaped porpax, tasseled antilabe, and decorative ribbon tied to the straps. The shield has a plastic emblem in the form of a winged phallos, and a panther skin apron. The tip of a weapon held in the satyr's right hand (now lost), is visible at the lower left.

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  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Amphora Fragment
  • Creator: Eucharides Painter
  • Date: about 490 - 470 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 23 cm (9 1/16 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: 86.AE.190.6
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Classification: Vessels