Plate 533, 4–5
Accession Number 83.AE.284.201
By 1981–83, Herbert Lucas Jr. (Los Angeles, California); 1983, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum; one of a large group of fragments (83.AE.284.1–.516) lent to the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1981 by Herbert Lucas; according to Museum documentation at the time of acquisition, Lucas stated that they were formerly in the Ernst Collection in Switzerland, but this has not been verified.
Shape and Ornament
Body and shoulder fragment. Interior black.
Nude left shoulder and lower part of the face of a youth looking down to right.
Attribution and Date
Attributed to the Triptolemos Painter by J. R. Guy. Circa 470 B.C.
Dimensions and Condition
Maximum preserved dimensions: height 4.1 cm; width 6.4 cm; thickness 0.6 cm.
Preliminary sketch. Relief contour.
“Acquisitions/1983,” Abbreviation: GettyMusJThe J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984): 247, no. 82.
For the Triptolemos Painter, see entry no. 21 (86.AE.203). Thick brushing is characteristic of his work. Cf. a fragmentary amphora at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 85.AE.499.1, 85.AE.499.4, + 86.AE.194 (Abbreviation: CVACorpus Vasorum Antiquorum Malibu 7 [USA 32], pl. 329.2), depicting a warrior arming.
The figure is probably an athlete, either a diskos or javelin thrower, perhaps scraping himself with a strigil.