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Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora (jar). Designs black on red ground, with purple and white accessories. On the neck each side, double honeysuckle-pattern.
(a) Combat of three warriors: On the left is a bearded warrior, with helmet, greaves, sword-belt, shield and spear, who has beaten down on one knee his opponent, who is similarly armed, with short purple chiton. A third warrior, armed as the last (but Boeotian shield with scales), comes to his aid. On the left is a female figure to right, with long hair, long chiton and purple himation; at either side of the scene, looking on, is a beardless male figure, in long white chiton and purple himation, holding a spear.
(b) Combat of two warriors: The warrior on the left (high-crested helmet, greaves, shield, sword, and spear), is beaten down on one knee to right by the other who is similarly armed (short purple chiton, device of a bull's head on shield; he thrusts at the first with his spear. On either side is a youth on horseback, in a short chiton, galloping up. On both sides are imitations of inscriptions.
Below: 1. (a) Sphinxes confronted, flanked by Sirens and panthers looking back; the Sphinxes and Sirens have long hair, and wings recurved. (b) The same without the Sirens.
2. Frieze of animals: goat and panther confronted, eagle flying to right, panther and goat confronted, and panther to right.
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Height: 37.45 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Holwerda in Jahrbuch, v. (1890), p. 243.
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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