c. 540-500 BC
Lid of Nicosthenic pyxis. Minor fragments restored in plaster. The only part fully glazed is the outer edge of the rim. Outline ray pattern radiates from base of knob. A figured zone around outer part of top. Dots to represent inscriptions in field. Several scenes portrayed, as follows. (1) youth setting forth on horse, one onlooker behind, 2 in front. (2 ) two armed warriors in combat observed by a seated, bearded man and a standing woman behind and a standing woman and youth on the other side. (3) youth setting out on horse observed by a seated bearded man and a youth(?) behind. (4) scene of armed combat between two warriors (with a third, fallen, between (?) observed by a single woman on each side.
Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 434
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 79
[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1913. Attic Vases from Orvieto. The Museum Journal. 4 (4): 147-161.
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