Terracotta relief probably from a funnel vase
late 3rd–early 2nd century B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Canosan
H. 24.79 cm.
Rogers Fund, 1912
This is one of four reliefs with two-figure compositions depicting a combat, likely between a Gaul and a Greek. Here the victor is binding the fallen enemy. Several reliefs probably decorated a large funerary jar. They rested on a shelf-like projection from the body of the vase and were secured by dowels through the holes in the plaque. This example came from a different vase than the others in the case because the curve at the base is tighter.
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