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Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora. Designs in black (turning to red on reverse) on red panels; accessories of white and purple, faded.
On the neck: (a) Two wrestlers about to engage, nude and bearded; the one on the right grasps the other's right arm with both hands. Behind each is a paidotribes (trainer), bearded, in a striped himation.
(b) Similar design, but instead of the wrestlers, boxers advancing towards each other; paidotribes each side, as before.
On the body: (a) Two mounted warriors side by side to left: the nearer one is dismounting; he has lofty visored helmet, greaves, and shield with device of a boar springing to left; the other one is nearly obliterated; he carries a spear. In front of them is a nude youth to left looking back; behind them, a bearded figure to left with fillet and chlamys, holding spear.
(b) In the centre Ares to left, with visored double-crested helmet, greaves, and shield, the device on which is a Centaur to left with right foreleg raised, brandishing a pine-tree. Facing him is Poseidon, bearded, with long hair, fillet, long chiton and bordered himation, in left hand a trident. Behind Ares is Hermes to left, bearded, with long hair, petasos, short chiton, striped chlamys, endromides, caduceus in left hand, right hand raised.
- 540BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Vulci
- (Europe,Italy,Lazio,Viterbo (province),Vulci)
- Height: 31 centimetres
- Width: 26 centimetres
- Weight: 2.05 kilograms
BM Cat. Vases
Krause, Gymn. pl. xii. 34.
2010-2012 20 Oct-9 Dec, Luton, Wardown Park, Ancient Greeks
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA9431
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