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Black-Figure Amphora (Type B; Storage Vessel): Men and Horses

c. 540 BCE
Overall: 40.6 cm (16 in.)
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The two sides of this amphora are very similar—a horseman flanked by pairs.

Description

Although pieced together from many fragments (with some still missing), this sizeable amphora remains impressive. On each side, a horsemen and four figures are contained within a large, reserved panel beneath a lotus-palmette frieze. The scenes, which differ slightly from one another in various details, cannot be identified with known historical or mythological figures or episodes.
Black-Figure Amphora (Type B; Storage Vessel): Men and Horses

Black-Figure Amphora (Type B; Storage Vessel): Men and Horses

c. 540 BCE

Greek, Attic

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