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Black-Figure White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Horseman, Horse between Warriors, Dog

Black-Figure White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Horseman, Horse between Warriors, Dog

c. 500 BCE

attributed to Edinburgh Painter

(Greek, Attic, active c. 505–485 BCE)
Overall: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)
Location: 102B Greek

Did You Know?

The Edinburgh Painter was the first artist to paint black-figure decoration on a white ground.

Description

Two armed warriors, each wearing a crested helmet and holding a spear and shield, flank a mounted horseman, who leads another horse. The warrior at right reaches up with one hand to the head of the second horse, raising the question of how he still holds his spear. Below, a dog twists to scratch itself and look back, its right hind foot apparently resting on one of the warrior’s.
  • ?-1929
    (Mr. Mario de Ciccio, Naples, Italy, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1929-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Beazley Archive. n.d. Beazley Archive Pottery Database. Oxford: Beazley Archive. BAPD 759 www.beazley.ox.ac.uk
    Boulter, C. G., Jenifer Neils, and Gisela Walberg. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971. p. 13-14, plate 19 www.beazley.ox.ac.uk
  • Exhibition of Classical Art, Karamu House, Cleveland, OH, (Aug. 31-Dec. 16, 1960).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1929.135