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Attic Black Figure Amphora (Fragment)

ca. 540&endash;530 BC
Orvieto, Italy
MS 4873a and MS 4873b
This depictes a Scythian with his grazing horse. Drawn by one of the truly great masters of Greek vase painting, these small, warm&endash;blooded and finely boned animals are the descendents of an equine type first brought into the Mediterranean region in the early 2nd millennium BC The Scythian attendant is dressed in stereotypical nomadic costume.
UM negs. 41406&endash;41407

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