Fragmentary Spiral Amphora

Unknown620–600 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Five fragments, four of which join. Three fragments are from neck of vase and show delicately incised scalloped border just above carination. Another fragment preserves beginning of shoulder and indicates that it was decorated with three incised parallel strokes, perhaps the tups of a W-shaped design often used on such vases. Smallest fragments are undecorated and probably come from portion of belly.


  • Title: Fragmentary Spiral Amphora
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 620–600 B.C.
  • Location Created: Etruria
  • Physical Dimensions: 5 × 4.8 cm (1 15/16 × 1 7/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 79.AE.23.11.1
  • Culture: Etruscan
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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