Large pottery krater or mixing bowl of Bichrome IV ware with painted and moulded figure decoration; ovoid body; low, cylindrical neck and flat rim; low ring base; on each side, two vertical strap handles from body to rim; below these on each side are two strap handles in the form of bulls' (or moufflons') heads with arched horns; underneath are palm tree motifs framing a bird and a deer respectively; pinkish clay and buff slip with black and red painted decoration; figural decoration with animals, birds and humans on each side (Side B mostly eroded) framed by bands of horizontal parallel lines of varying width; hatched zig-zags in a band just below the upper handles. Figural decoration: Side A: left side has two naked bearded male figures in a schematically rendered chariot with a long tassle pulled by an elongated horse; the left figure holds a vertical spear, the right has his right arms raised as if to throw a spear (?); large bird with red and black disc-like body and hatched wings and tail hovers over the horse; on the right a bearded huntsman wearing a cloak and a conical cap raises an axe over a fallen quadruped. Side B: poorly preserved; left hand part of register shows a man in a (conical?) cap brandishing an axe over a mostly missing figure; he is facing a naked man with outstretched arms, wearing an elaborate tassled helmet, a round shield and single spear; his right hand holds a black object which may be the conical cap of another figure (part of whose right leg is preserved); on the right of the register, a long horned quadruped (goat or deer?) is threatened with a bow and arrow by a man wearing a cap with vertical projections (feathers or tassles?); indistinct traces of figures below; vase repaired from fragments and restored, surface very worn in many places.
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