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Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat.

Image ID: 1624646

Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat. (1883)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat.

Published Date

: 1883

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 53 x 35 cm.

Notes

: A Greek hoplite (foot soldier) fights an Amazon on horseback. The Greek wears a helmet and breastplate, and carries a spear and heavy wooden shield ("hoplon", from which his type of warrior derives its name) painted with a lion. The Amazon is shown in Scythian dress, with a tunic, trousers and a soft cap. She fights with a lance and carries a Persian-style light wicker shield slung across her back. Note 2.) Pictures like this were common in Greek art. The combat between Greek and Amazon symbolized the conflict between settled city dwellers and nomadic peoples. Note that, like all ancient riders, the Amazon warrior does not use stirrups.

Original Source

: From Griechische Keramik. Ausgewählt und aufgenommen von A. Genick. Mit Beschreibung von Adolf Furtwängler. (Berlin Wasmuth 1883) Furtwängler, Adolf (1853-1907), Author.

Source

: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Mythology -- Amazons

Source Description

: 1 folder (2 pictures) ; 1 oversize folder (1 picture)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC-WON OX MYT-Ama

Digital ID

: 1624646

Record ID

: 1763246

Digital Item Published

: 7-3-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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