Attic black-figure hydria showing two warriors, a chariot and charioteer - ROM2018_16763_6

ROM2018_16763_6

Attic black-figure hydria showing two warriors, a chariot and charioteer

Maker: Attributed to the Ready Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; acquired in Palermo, Sicily
Date: about 540 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
36.6 x 25.3 cm
Object number: 919.5.142
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

The main scene on the belly of the hydria shows a charioteer, wearing long white tunic (chiton) with a Boiotian-type shield slung on his back, standing in a four-horsed chariot (quadriga). Beside the horses is a bearded warrior who carries his helmet and shield. In front of the horses is an armed hoplite warrior wearing his crested helmet. On the shoulder is a scene showing a naked youth flanked by seated female sphinxes, and cockerels.

According to Beazley, this was painted by the Ready Painter.

Collection:
Greek World
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