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

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

c. 540 BC

Ceramic

Overall: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1923.645

Location

Did you know?

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.

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

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