Fragmentary Red-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup): Warrior Sacrificing Ram

Fragmentary Red-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup): Warrior Sacrificing Ram

c. 490-480 BC


Diameter: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1926.242



Scenes of sacrifice are rare in Greek art before the late 4th century BC. The warrior may be sacrificing the ram as a magical act before battle to save his own and his company's lives.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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