Body Fragment of a Relief Pithos

Unknown7th century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Body fragment of a relief pithos with the figures of two confronted horses up on their hind legs, with a square block decorated with spirals supporting their lowered forelegs. On the left and right frames are impressed rosettes, below is a spiral wave pattern.

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  • Title: Body Fragment of a Relief Pithos
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 7th century B.C.
  • Location Created: Crete, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 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: Pithos
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 82.AE.55.17
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 111, Family Forum
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Cretan)
  • Classification: Vessels


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