Panathenaic Amphora with Lid (Left Profile (AB))

Nichomachos Group

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The vessel is complete, including its lid. A: Statue of Athena Promachos striding to right, holding her upraised shield on her left arm and a spear in her right. She is flanked by columns, atop which stand figures of Nike. Her helmet has a high crest, which overlaps the tongue pattern on the neck. B: panel depicts four nude male runners moving to right. The surface is abraded, more on side A than on side B.


  • Title: Panathenaic Amphora with Lid (Left Profile (AB))
  • Creator: Nichomachos Group
  • Date Created: about 320 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 112 × 42 cm (44 1/8 × 16 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Amphora
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 76.AE.5
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Attributed to the Nichomachos Group (Greek (Attic))
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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