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Attic Red-Figure Amphora

Berlin Painter480 - 470 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The body of the vase is black except for two figures, a single one on each side. On side A, in greaves, cuirass and a pushed-back Corinthian helmet, a hoplite lunges to right. His hoplite shield has a shield apron On side B is a fleeing Scythian (patterned body suit, pointed shoes, huge machaira, quiver and bow, Scythian cap and reddish beard). There is a graffito under the foot in Attic script: ON, possibly a price inscription.

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  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Amphora
  • Creator: Attributed to the Berlin Painter
  • Date: 480 - 470 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 47 cm (18 1/2 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, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
  • Object Type: Amphora
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 96.AE.98
  • Inscription: Graffito under the foot in Attic script: ON, possibly a price inscription.
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 209, Men in Antiquity
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
  • Classification: Vessels

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