Attic Red-Figure Pelike

Achilles Painter445 - 440 BC

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Side A depicts a bearded man, nude except for a cloak draped across his left arm, clutching a staff in his right hand, and a nude youth playing hoops (Zeus and Ganymede). The scene is framed above and below by a band of unbroken running meander enclosing saltire squares with a dot between each pair of arms. Side B shows a bearded, himation-clad man resting on a staff in profile to the left. The figure is framed above and below by a simple meander. There is a palmette at the base of each handle.

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  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Pelike
  • Creator: Achilles Painter
  • Date: 445 - 440 BC
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 23.5 x 13.8 cm (9 1/4 x 5 7/16 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, Gift of Seymour Weintraub
  • Object Type: Pelike
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 75.AE.81
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Seymour Weintraub
  • Classification: Vessels


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