Side A: Greek

Handle: right of side B

Handle: right of side A

Side B: oblique from left

Side A: scene at center

Side A: oblique from left

Collection: Berlin, Antikenmuseen
Summary: Fight. Side A: Greek. Side B: Persian.
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Oionokles Painter
Date: ca. 475 BC

H. 33.0 cm.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 646.7; Para, 402; Beazley Addenda 2, 275
Shape: Nolan amphora
Beazley Number: 207519
Period: Early Classical


The vase is in fairly good condition, having suffered some damage to the surface along the fractures.

Decoration Description:

Fight. Side A: Greek. The Greek moves to the right, his shield held on his left shoulder, his spear held ready in his right hand. He wears chlamys, greaves and a domed hat, and he has a straggly beard.

Side B: Persian. The bearded Persian lunges to the left, his shield over his forward-extended left arm, his right arm thrown back as he prepares to strike with his axe. He wears a patterned 'body-stocking,' a short, decorative tunic, soft shoes, and a soft cap with dangling pieces flopping over his ears. A quiver hangs by a cord draped over his shoulder.

Sources Used:

Boardman 1975, fig. 360.

Other Bibliography:

Jb. 26, 282-3; JHS 48, 149 fig. 6; BCH 1963, 586; MittIran 1 (1968) pl. 6, figs. 2-3.