- Museum number
Clay: orange-buff clay, large brown grits, lustrous brown-black paint.
Shape: lip slightly everted, near-vertical neck, plump ovoid body, disc foot; broad strap handle rising above rim, with a strut attached to neck.
Decoration: Groups of bars on rim, two lines inside. Neck: warrior armed with sword, dagger and helmet, between two stallions, holding them by their bridles. One bird between the horses, two more above their backs. Filling ornaments: dot rosettes, swastikas, rows of dots both vertical and diagonal. At each side, near the handle, a large lozenge with chequered fill, enclosed in a double hatched outline; columns of chevrons and dots to right. Shoulder: small hatched triangles, dotted serpent with dot rosettes in the field. Below, oblique dashes with curved tangents, lines, solid paint to base. Handle: three panels with diagonal crosses, alternating with groups of horizontal bars.
- Production date
- 730BC (circa)
Diameter: 12.40 centimetres (of rim)
Height: 26 centimetres (without handle)
- Curator's comments
On the style of the horses, GGP 77 n.1, noting a close affinity with the later works of the Hunt Group, p. 76, XVII. 4-5. Other Attic representations of two horses held by a man, mainly LG IIa: Rombos 272-3, table 39. For a recent discussion of the ‘Master of Horses’ theme, with full bibliography, see Briese-Docter 39-40.
Bibliography: Briese-Docter 7-9, figs. 12-14
- Not on display
- Complete; mended, slightly restored, worn in parts.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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