Inv. n°: MMoCA57

Large Black-Figure Belly Amphora with Chariot and Hoplites

The A-Side depicts a chariot with two galloping black horses to the right, a bearded charioteer wearing a long white chiton (beard and hair outline in white) and a warrior in wide stepping position standing on the shaft (helmet, short chiton and round shield with red inside). Behind the horses a warrior is hurrying to the right, looking back; he is wearing a helmet, a cuirass and a pair of greaves. In front of the horses, another warrior is moving to the right and looking back; he is wearing a short chiton and red greaves. On the B-side, a young charioteer in long white chiton with a red shield on his back stands on a chariot with resting horses. The horses are black except the third one. The white horse with red pupils and mane outlined in red. Behind the horses a warrior stands to the left and in front of them, a short youth with a long hair, mainly red, walks to the right.

h. 41 x Ø 27 cm

c. 540 BC

Terracotta

Provenance

  • Ex private collection, Zürich, before 1974
  • Cahn Auktionen AG (under the aegis of Herbert A. Cahn), Auction 1, Basel, acquired in 1988, no. 32
  • Ex collection of Dr. Mario Studer, Santa Maria in Calanca
  • Acquired at Cahn Auktionen AG, Auction no. 3, Basel, 23rd September 2008, lot 274

Publications

  • in Universität Zürich, Archäologisches Institut (ed.), Das Tier in der Antike: 400 Werke ägyptischer griechischer, etruskischer und römischer Kunst aus privatem und öffentlichen Besitz: Ausgestellt im Archäologischen Institut der Universitat Zürich, 21. September-17. November 1974, Zürich, 1974, p. 38, plate 36 (221)
  • Cahn Auction HAC, Auction 1, 1998, lot 32
  • Cahn Auction AG, Auction 3, 19th September 2008, lot 274
  • J. Boardman, "Greek Art" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 63, fig. 17
  • in M. Merrony (ed.), MACM Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins. La collection Famille Levett, France, 2012, pp. 32-33

Exhibitions

  • Das Tier in der Antike: 400 Werke ägyptischer griechischer, etruskischer und römischer Kunst aus privatem und öffentlichen Besitz, Archäologisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Zürich, Germany, 21st September 1974 — 17th November 1974
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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