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Greek Attic Black-Figured Neck Amphora - LA.503
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 515 BC to 510 BC
Dimensions: 16" (40.6cm) high
Collection: Classical


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: Great Britain
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Description
One side with a quadriga scene, the youthful driver wearing a belted sleeveless chiton, standing in the chariot and holding the reins and a goad, a fully armed warrior and an old man wearing a long himation in the background, a himation-clad groom standing to the right, his head obscured by the horses; the other side with a battle scene of two warriors attacking a third between them, each fully armed, the warrior to the left with a Boetian shield, the warrior in the centre with a circular shield, a bull's head as a blazon, and the warrior to the right with a circular shield, a bent human leg as the blazon; with rays above the foot, bands of key-pattern and lotus bud chain below the scene, alternating red and black tongues on the shoulders, palmette lotus chain on the neck, palmettes and lotus buds framing the triple-reeded handles, details in added red and white. Provenance: Munzen und Medaillen, Basel and prior to that, Oscar Blum Gentilomo, 1903-1975. - (LA.503)

 

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