Painted terracotta sarcophagus and lid, decorated inside and out with scenes of horsemen, chariots, fights, animals and geometric patterns. It was built up in sections, and probably fired in a large tile-kiln.
Head end. Triangular panel divided horizontally - 1. sphinxes; 2. centaurs with dogs: the panel is also divided vertically by a painted column with a volute capital of Aeolic type, and below each frieze is a band of broken meander. On the border above the upper sides of the panel, rays; broken meander; egg and dart.
Foot end. Similar, except that in panel: 1. youths running; 2. youths holding back horses.
Right side. Panel divided into three friezes: 1. in centre two hoplites despatching an archer, converging from each side chariots racing and accompanied by dogs and flying youths, and on the far right a column (probably as on the face of the sarcophagus itself); 2. sphinxes and sirens; 3. battle between light cavalry and hoplites, dogs acco… (See Merlin record for full description)
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