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Three sets of fragments of the body of a broad black-figure painted pottery Clazomenian neck-amphora .
A, dots: naked youth riding horse, hoplite;
B, forepart of horse (presumably from similar scene). Purple for neck and chest of horses (i.e. outside the shoulder line), for helmet except the projection, on the necking ring. The colour has faded on A for the dots within the horse's shoulder and the ornaments above.
- Production date
- 550 BC - 500 BC (possibly circa 530BC (S.Weber))
Height: 15.70 centimetres
Thickness: 0.70 centimetres
Width: 24.70 centimetres (as made up)
- Curator's comments
The youth, unusually in Clazomenian, is riding bareback. For the projection on the helmet see text to Pl. GB 584, 3 (BM GR 1888,0208.112.a, = B116.3). The subject may be derived from the pursuit of Troilus, but the rider is not in haste (see text to Pl. GB 585.1-2 – BM GR 1888,0208.69.a-b).
BMC B.116.3-4. F. Brommer, Bulletin de la Société Royale d'Archéologie d'Alexandrie xxxiii, 289 no. 5, fig. 4. BSA xlvii, 132-C II.26.
Findspot number '29' is pencilled and scratched on the item.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Only one of the fragments came from the collection of Captain Bubury (Cook 1954, 26).
- Greek and Roman
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