- Museum number
Series: The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Series: The Amazon Frieze
Marble slab of the Amazon frieze of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos. It represents combats between Greeks and Amazons.
This slab shows four figures, a Greek and three Amazons, a horse and two figures carved across the join between two slabs (1011 and 1012, 1012 and missing), both Greeks. On the left a Greek, on the slab join, kicks a fallen Amazon who is defended by a companion. He, nude apart from a helmet with long crest (which only remains) and a shield, advances to the right with his left leg raised to stamp on the belly of the fallen Amazon. She is down on her left knee; her arms are lifted as if warding off a blow. Another Amazon, her companion, leans back to the right. Her right arm is raised to deliver a blow, probably, with an axe. The fallen Amazon wears a chiton belted at the waist and boots and has long, loose hair. Her companion wears a chiton belted at the waist, leaving her right breast bare, and a chlamys and holds a shield. Her hair is drawn up into a knot on top of her head.
To the right a Greek fights a mounted Amazon. The Greek, nude apart from a sword belt, scabbard and shield, leans back to the left with his right arm drawn back. His hand must have held a weapon, probably a spear. The Amazon’s horse rears up. The Amazon has her right arm drawn back, probably, to thrust a spear. Her left hand rests on her horse’s neck. The Amazon wears a chiton double-belted at the waist over a sleeved tunic and trousers, and a chlamys.
At the far right is the leg of a Greek, on the slab join, moving to the right.
Metal reins were inserted in drill-holes; the weapons were attached in metal, carved or may have been painted.
Slab 1012 is part of a sequence that continues on slabs 1011.
- Production date
- 350BC (circa)
Length: 2 metres
- On display (G21)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number