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Pottery: alabastron. Design black, partly painted and partly outlined, on drab ground. On either side of the vase, ears. 
An Amazon (?) to right looking to left, with long hair, short chiton and embroidered linen cuirass, beneath which are a sleeved jerkin and anaxyrides in one piece, embroidered with rows of white dots. She has a quiver at her back and double-headed battle-axe in right hand; over her left arm is an embroidered chlamys with zigzag border. On the right is a small table; beyond it, a palm-tree, roughly drawn.

Pottery: alabastron. Design black, partly painted and partly outlined, on drab ground. On either side of the vase, ears. An Amazon (?) to right looking to left, with long hair, short chiton and embroidered linen cuirass, beneath which are a sleeved jerkin and anaxyrides in one piece, embroidered with rows of white dots. She has a quiver at her back and double-headed battle-axe in right hand; over her left arm is an embroidered chlamys with zigzag border. On the right is a small table; beyond it, a palm-tree, roughly drawn.

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