80.AE.138.13, fragment from shoulder and body of vessel
Pottery fragment showing a pattern made of dots and curves
80.AE.138.13, interior view of fragment from shoulder and body of vessel
The back of the pottery fragment, half black
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Plate 548, 3–4

Accession Number 80.AE.138.13

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–1980, Mary Ann Petery (Selma, California); 1980, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum; one of a group of twenty-two Attic black- and red-figure fragments; according to Museum documentation at the time of acquisition, “these fragments were purchased several years ago by Ms. Petery in the Parisian Flea Market,” but this has not been verified.

Shape and Ornament

Single fragment preserving part of the shoulder and body. Figural scene bordered on top by a tongue pattern on the shoulder at the junction with the neck. Interior: upper part reserved, lower part black.


The fragment preserves the helmet of a warrior facing left. The edge of the helmet’s turned-up cheekpiece is visible. At the right end of the fragment are preserved two closed fingers of the warrior’s hand. He is probably in an attacking position.

Attribution and Date

Attributed to Euthymides by J. R. Guy and M. Robertson. Circa 500 B.C.

Dimensions and Condition

Maximum preserved dimension 4.86 cm. Slightly burnt. Chip at the left end.

Technical Features

Preliminary sketch. Relief contour.


Abbreviation: Gaunt, “Attic Volute Krater,”J. Gaunt. “The Attic Volute Krater.” Ph.D. diss., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2002 p. 512, cat. no. 5.


For Euthymides, see Abbreviation: ARV2J. D. Beazley. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. 2nd ed. Oxford, 1963 26–30; Abbreviation: ParalipomenaJ. D. Beazley. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. Oxford, 1971 323–24; Abbreviation: Beazley Addenda2Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2 & Paralipomena. 2nd ed. Compiled by T. H. Carpenter with T. Mannack and M. Mendonça. Oxford, 1989 155–57; J. C. Hoppin, Euthymides (Munich, 1896); idem, Euthymides and His Fellows (Cambridge, MA, 1917); J. D. Beazley, review of ibid., Abbreviation: JHSJournal of Hellenic Studies 37 (1917): 233–37; M. Wegner, Euthymides und Euphronios (Münster, 1979); M. Ohly-Dumm, “Sosias und Euthymides,” in Abbreviation: Ancient Greek and Related PotteryAncient Greek and Related Pottery: Proceedings of the International Vase Symposium in Amsterdam, 12–15 April 1984. Edited by H. A. G. Brijder. Amsterdam, 1984, pp. 165–72; E. Reschke, Die Ringer des Euthymides (Stuttgart, 1990); Abbreviation: Agora 30M. B. Moore. Attic Red-Figured and White-Ground Pottery. The Athenian Agora, vol. 30. Princeton, 1997, pp. 86–87; C. Börker, “Zu den Namen der attischen Vasenmaler Euphronios und Euthymides,” in Zona Archeologica: Festschrift für Hans Peter Isler zum 60. Geburtstag, ed. S. Buzzi, D. Käch, E. Kistler, E. Mango, M. Palaczyk, and O. Stefani (Bonn, 2001), pp. 53–56.

According to J. R. Guy, the fragment should be associated with the fragments in a private collection (formerly on loan to Princeton, lent by Ariel Herrmann), all belonging to a volute-krater with an Amazonomachy. The helmet on this fragment may belong to the right-hand Greek warrior depicted on that krater. For those volute-krater fragments, see Abbreviation: Robertson, Art of Vase-PaintingM. Robertson, The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens. Cambridge, 1992, p. 58; J. M. Padgett, “Ancient Art,” in In Celebration: Works of Art from the Collections of Princeton Alumni and Friends of the Art Museum, Princeton University, ed. A. Rosenbaum (Princeton, 1997), p. 14, no. 11. Gaunt (supra) recognizes the scene as a Heraklean Amazonomachy.

Cf. the helmet of the Giant on a cup with coral-red by Euthymides in Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Akropolis Collection 2.211 (Abbreviation: ARV2J. D. Beazley. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. 2nd ed. Oxford, 1963 29.20; A. Verbanck-Piérard, “The Colors of the Akropolis: Special Techniques for Athena,” in Abbreviation: Special Techniques in Athenian VasesPapers on Special Techniques in Athenian Vases: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Connection with the Exhibition The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases, at the Getty Villa, June 15–17, 2006. Edited by K. Lapatin. Los Angeles, 2008, p. 51. fig. 4); the helmet in Hecuba’s hand on the belly-amphora (Type A) by Euthymides in Munich, Staatliche Antikensammlungen 2307 (Abbreviation: ARV2J. D. Beazley. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. 2nd ed. Oxford, 1963 26.1; A. F. Laurens, in Abbreviation: LIMCLexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae. 1981–2009, vol. 4 [1988], pt. 1, p. 476, no. 16, s.v. “Hekabe”). For another volute-krater by Euthymides, see J. Neils, “The Euthymides Krater from Morgantina,” Abbreviation: AJAAmerican Journal of Archaeology 99 (1995): 427–44.