A young soldier stands before a woman who stretches out her hands to him. Wearing a wreath on his head, he is armed with his shield (blazon: snake) and spear and holds his helmet. The two figures stand above a simple meander band. Above, a band of meanders in groups of three, alternating direction, separated by a saltire square. On the reserved shoulder, palmette pattern and ovolo band above. Under the handle, 'ghost' of a section of meander pattern.


  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Lekythos
  • Creator: Phiale Painter
  • Date Created: about 450 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Lekythos
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 71.AE.442
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Phiale Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 450 - 425 B.C.)
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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