4 June 2015
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED NECK-AMPHORA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE EDINBURGH PAINTER, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Both sides with a departure scene, one with a charioteer driving a quadriga to the right, wearing a sleeveless chiton, standing in the chariot box and holding the reins and a goad, a draped man and a dog in the background, the man with a fillet in his hair, gesticulating with one raised hand; the other side with a warrior, in profile to the left, standing between a draped male and female, the warrior armed in greaves and a crested Corinthian helmet, holding a spear and a circular shield with a chariot box in added white as a blazon, his dog beside him facing right; tongues on the shoulders, three palmettes on the neck, lotus-bud chain encircling below the scenes, rays above the foot, a quatrefoil of palmettes, lotus buds and spiraling tendrils below each triple-reeded handle, details in added red and white, a graffito on the underside of the foot
10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
Emile Foltzer (d. 1982), Switzerland, acquired in the 1960s-1970s; thence by descent.
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For a similar example found at the Athenian Agora, see no. 215, pl. 25 in M. Moore, The Athenian Agora XXIII.
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