Mounted warrior at left

Two mounted warriors trample Scythian archer


Upper body of warrior at left

Upper body of fallen archer

Right edge of scene

Collection: Tampa Museum of Art
Summary: Mounted warriors trample Scythian archer.
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Painter of Villa Giulia M. 482
Context: From Vulci
Date: ca. 510 BC

H. 0.215 m.

Primary Citation: Para, 297
Shape: Oinochoe
Beazley Number: 352189
Region: Etruria
Period: Archaic

Decoration Description:

A Scythian archer is ridden down by two mounted warriors. The archer falls backwards with only his feet on the ground. He wears a tall pointed cap with red flap, short belted tunic and carries a sword scabbard and quiver with a red lid. He has a red beard. The horses have red manes and white dotted bridles. The horseman at left holds two spears, and wears a Corinthian helmet with low crest, greaves, short tunic and Thracian cloak. The horseman at right wears the same but has a white crest and the designs on his cloak are faded. Nonsense inscriptions.

Ivy vines appear on either side of scene.

Above is a row of black tongues and a net pattern.

Shape Description:

Trefoil mouth, slight collar, globular body and echinus foot. Low handle.


On base *S*O.

Collection History:

Tampa Museum of Art, Joseph Veach Noble Collection. Excavated by Lucien Bonaparte in Vulci.