Object Description
Greek Attic Red-Figure Amphora

Greek, Attic red-figure amphora depicting the contest between Herakles and Apollo for the Delphic tripod, ca. 480-470 B.C. 

Identification Date
Between Jan and May 2000
Identification Location
Jean Paul Getty Museum, California, US. 
Artefact History
Between Jan and May 2000

Using the Medici Polaroid images, Italian archaeologists Dr Daniela Rizzo and Mr Maurizio Pellegrini, identify the amphora in the antiquities collection of the Jean Paul Getty Museum, California, US.

Before 1979

Two Polaroid images in the Medici archive depict both sides of the amphora, standing on a wooden crate.


Getty Museum acquires the amphora, which takes the accession number 79.AE.139.

Artefact Status
Between 2006 and 2007

Between 2006 and 2007, the amphora was repatriated to Italy from the Jean Paul Getty museum in California, US.