Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

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

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

c. 540 BC


Overall: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1923.645


Did you know?

The two sides of this amphora are very similar—a horseman flanked by pairs.


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.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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