AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS
circa 510-500 b.c.
With a bearded man preparing to drive a quadriga to the right, the driver, clad in a mantle, steps into the chariot and takes the reins in both hands, a goad in his right hand, while a goddess with outspread wings, probably Iris, hovers behind the horses and looks back towards the charioteer; with black and reserve bands below, a band of ribbon above, palmettes on the shoulders, vertical lines above
101/8 in. (25.71 cm) high