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Pottery: red-figured column-krater.
(a) Riding lesson. A horse standing to the left is being mounted by a nude boy, who has grasped the mane and thrown his right leg over the back, but seems to be falling off; he looks to right at a bearded man, wreathed and bald over the forehead, who stands on the off-side of the horse's hind-quarters and assists him with the right hand in the small of his back; the left hand of the bearded figure rests on a staff, and he wears an himation. On the right is an ephebos closely
muffled in his himation, from which the right hand projects beneath the chin; he wears a fillet.
(b) Three draped ephebi. One moves to right, looking back, between two confronted, resting right hand on staff; each wears fillet.
On each side, pattern of dots; above tongue pattern. On neck and upper surface of lip, linked lotus-buds; on upper surface of handles, palmette. Round lip, double row of dots. Purple wreath and fillets.
- Production date
- 440BC-420BC (circa)
Diameter: 25.40 centimetres
Height: 33.02 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Gargiulo, Raccolta, pl. 119; Inghirami, Vasi Fitt. iii, pl. 275; Panofka, Bild. ant. Leb. pl. 1, fig. 5; Baumeister, p. 1432.
- On display (G20a/dc5)
- Exhibition history
1980 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
1995, Lausanne, Olympic Museum, Olympism in Antiquity
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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