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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) A boy riding a galloping horse to left (keles?), with a two-thonged whip uplifted in his right. Above him, KAΛΟΣ, καλός. His body is in three-quarter
(b) Wreathed and draped ephebos (the paidotribes?) standing to left, holding
a long staff or wand upright in his right hand.
Later stage of strong style. Purple thong of whip, reins, and wreath. Brown inner markings and pupil of horse's eye. Eye in transition. Below a, pattern as preceding; below b, key pattern.
- Production date
Height: 34.29 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
The keles was the bare back horse riding competition established as an Olympic event in 648 BC - which may be represented on this vase.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017-2020, 5 Jun-4 Jun, Newmarket, National Horseracing Museum LT loan
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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