ostracon ancient art



Late Corinthian Aryballos with Hoplites, 575-550BC

Corinthian black-figure aryballos with three warriors walking right.

The helmeted hoplites carry spears and large round shields.

Cursory incisions for the helmets and the center of the shields, which show faint remains of applied red color.

The vase belongs to the 'Group of the Round Shielded Warriors'. For a closely related example, cf. Beazley Archive vase no. 1010203.

Reconstituted from fragments, light surface wear. Attractive example of a well-known group.

H. 6.2 cm (2.4 in)

Ex Swiss private collection H. F., acquired at Martinos Gallery, Athens, in October 1954 (copy of the invoice joined).

650 USD

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