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Three-dimensional approximation of the vase

Collection: London, British Museum
Summary: Chariot in battle
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Diosphos Painter
Context: From Kameiros
Date: ca. 495 BC - ca. 480 BC

H 6 3/4 inches

Shape: Alabastron
Beazley Number: 390391
Region: Dodecanese
Period: Late Archaic

Decoration Description:

A quadriga half-turned to the left carries a warrior with high-crested helmet and shield. The shield has a device three white pellets. The quadriga is shown in three-quarter view as it turns. The warrior is pursuing another who retreats to the left, looking back. He is fully armed with a chlamys over his shoulders and a shield. His shield device is a bull's head. In the field there are imitation inscriptions.

The design is in black on a drab ground with added red. Above the design there are palmettes. On either side of the vase are ears.


In the field there are imitation inscriptions.

Collection History:

Found in 1864

Sources Used:

Walters 1893, 297; Haspels 1936, Appendix xii, no. 102, 237