University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:MS4844
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Attic
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location: Attica
Date Made: c. 540-500 BC
Early Date: -520
Late Date: c. 540-500 BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Figure
Iconography:Inscription
Horseman
Youth
Man
Horse
Warfare
Height: 7 cm
Outside Diameter:18.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

Description

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.


Bibliography:

[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1913. Attic Vases from Orvieto. The Museum Journal. 4 (4): 147-161.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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