Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009

Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel): Departing Warrior with Chariot (A); Battling Warriors (B)

Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel): Departing Warrior with Chariot (A); Battling Warriors (B)

c. 520–510 BC

Ceramic

Overall: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1929.979

Location

Did you know?

A neck-amphora is a type of amphora with separately constructed neck and body.

Description

The two sides of this neck-amphora both depict warriors—one preparing to depart for battle in a four-horse chariot, three doing battle on the other side. Two of those battling hold spears and so-called “Boiotian shields,” with cutout sides, while the vanquished warrior holds only a round shield, apparently having lost his weapon. The departing warrior also holds a round shield, but the faded devices of these round shields differ on the two sides (a rosette and a bucranium, respectively), suggesting that the warriors carrying them differ as well.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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