Altar with the Myth of Adonis

Object Details

Title:

Altar with the Myth of Adonis

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek (South Italian)

Place:

Calabria, Italy (Place created)

Date:

425 - 375 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta with yellowish diluted clay, white slip and polychromy (red, green)

Dimensions:

41.8 × 31.5 × 28.8 cm (16 7/16 × 12 3/8 × 11 5/16 in.)

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Provenance
by 1984 - 1986

Robin Symes, Limited (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986.

Exhibitions
Beyond Beauty: Antiquities as Evidence (December 16, 1997 to January 17, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 1997 to January 17, 1999
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love (March 28, 2012 to May 26, 2013)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), March 28 to July 9, 2012
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The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 3rd ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991), p. 40.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 4th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 42.

Towne Markus, Elana. Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Antiquities. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), pp. 84-85.

Salapata, Gina. "Triphiletos Adonis: An Exceptional Pair of Terra-cotta Arulae from South Italy," Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum 2. Occasional Papers on Antiquities 10 (2001), pp. 25-50, figs. 1a (right), 1c, 1d (right), 1f, and 1h.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 6th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), pp. 42-43.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection (Los Angeles: 2002), p. 115.

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Potrandolfo, A. "Le Evidenze Archeologiche e Iconografiche." In La Vigna di Dionisio. Vite, Vino e Culti in Magna Grecia. Atti del Quarantanovesimo Convegno di Studi sulla Magna Grecia. Taranto: Istituto per la Storia e l'Archeologia, 2011, 398-399, fig. 2.

Ferruzza, Maria Lucia. Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016), no. 48, ill.