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Attic Black-Figure Amphora Fragment

Object Details

Title:

Attic Black-Figure Amphora Fragment

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to Exekias (Greek (Attic), active 540 - 520 B.C.)

Culture:

Greek

Place:

Athens, Greece (Place Created)

Date:

550–530 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

78.AE.305

Dimensions:

9.8 × 9 cm (3 7/8 × 3 9/16 in.)

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Object Description

This fragment preserves part of the figure of a bearded hoplite, facing right, with a shield. He is named as Akamas, one of Theseus' sons. He wears a short kilt incised with a chequerboard pattern, and a Corinthian helmet.

Provenance
Provenance
-1978

Bruce McNall, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Painting on Vases in Ancient Greece (March 20 to April 22, 1979)
  • Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), March 20 to April 22, 1979
Bibliography
Bibliography

Mackay, E. Anne. "A New Exekian Fragment," Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1/1983. Occasional Papers on Antiquities, 1, pp. 39-40.

Brommer, Frank. "Herakles und Theseus auf Vasen in Malibu," Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum 2. Occasional Papers on Antiquities 3 (1985), pp. 183-228, fig. 47.

Neils, J. The Youthful Deeds of Theseus. (Rome: G. Bretschneider, 1987), p. 28, n. 130.

Shapiro, H. Alan. Art and Cult Under the Tyrants in Athens. Mainz: 1989, pp. 147-48, ill. pl. 66 d.

Immerwahr, Henry. Attic Script: A Survey. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990), p. 34, no. 145.

Tsingarida, Athena. "The Death of Sarpedon: Workshops and Pictorial Experiments." In Hermeneutik der Bilder. Beiträge zur Ikonographie und Interpretation griechischer Vasenmalerei. Stefan Schmidt and John H. Oakley, eds. (Munich: Beck, 2009) 135-142, p.141, footnote 14.

Mackay, E. Anne. "Tradition and Originality: A Study of Exekias." Bar International Series 2092 (2010), p. 153-155, pl. 8.