Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009

Black-Figure White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Horseman, Horse between Warriors, Dog

Black-Figure White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Horseman, Horse between Warriors, Dog

c. 500 BC

attributed to Edinburgh Painter

(Greek, Attic, active c. 505-485 BC)

Ceramic

Overall: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)

The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1929.135

Location

Did you know?

The Edinburgh Painter was the first artist to paint black-figure decoration on a white ground.

Description

Two armed warriors, each wearing a crested helmet and holding a spear and shield, flank a mounted horseman, who leads another horse. The warrior at right reaches up with one hand to the head of the second horse, raising the question of how he still holds his spear. Below, a dog twists to scratch itself and look back, its right hind foot apparently resting on one of the warrior’s.

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

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