Harvard 1960.308FRAGMENT OF A PANEL AMPHORA
Lent by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; bequest of D. M. Robinson (1960.308)
Height: 11 1/2 in. (24.2 cm.); Width: 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm.)
Broken and repaired; missing pieces restored and painted; the grooves or channels for rivets on right and left are presumably for ancient repairs. From Athens?
Harnessing a chariot. At the left, a nude man holds the reins of the two pole horses. A warrior, armed in Corinthian helmet and greaves, leads a trace horse forward to be harnessed. Next to him the charioteer, in long white chiton, works on the reins of the pole horses. Only the legs are preserved of the fourth man who stands to the right at the horses' heads. Above, palmette-lotus chain; below, leftward key meander and two red lines. Red: manes of two horses, the tail of one horse, the box of the chariot, the beards of two men, the chiton, greaves, and plume of the warrior, hearts of the palmettes, cuffs of the lotuses. White: the charioteer's chiton.
Attributed to the Antimenes Painter [D. M. Robinson] ca. 530 - 500 B.C. The bridle of the trace horse being led up for harnessing runs over the mane rather than under it. This is rare, as has been indicated (see Bowdoin 1930.36).