Attic black-figure amphora showing warriors departing for battle. - ROM2018_16819_7


Attic black-figure amphora showing warriors departing for battle.

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 520 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
40.5 x 28 cm
Object number: 920.68.71
Credit Line: Gift of Sigmund Samuel
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Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionAthenian amphora (wine jar) decorated in black-figure technique. On one side is a warrior in helmet with a round shield mounting a four-horsed chariot (quadriga). Beside the chariot is an old man with white hair and beard wearing a robe, and a warrior wearing a helmet. On the other side is a veiled woman standing between two armed warriors who are departing for battle. They carry Boeotian-shaped shields and the warrior on the left has two dolphins as his shield motif. On the right stands an old man with robe, white hair and a staff. On the base of the amphora is a painted graffito. According to Beazley this vase is in the class Related to the Antimenes Painter.
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