Jul 16, 2020
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Jul 16, 2020

Fragment from Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel): Satyr and Horse

Fragment from Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel): Satyr and Horse

c. 520–510 BC

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Ceramic

Overall: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.533.c

Find spot: Necropolis of Ferentum (Viterbo)

Location

Did you know?

Greek horsemen often muzzled their horses to prevent biting.

Description

This small fragment preserves part of a harnessing scene. At left is part of the muzzled head of a horse, guided by a red-bearded satyr wearing a wreath. Before him are the hands of a charioteer—perhaps Dionysos—holding reins and a goad, with a branch in the background. The unfinished interior identifies this as part of a closed vessel, likely a neck-amphora.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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