From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4844
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Attic
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Manufacture Location Attica
Date Made ca. 540-500 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Inscription | Horseman | Youth | Man | Horse | Warfare

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.

Height 7 cm
Outside Diameter 18.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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