Obverse, combat of Greeks against Amazons Reverse, three youths
This vase is complementary in its main scene to the adjacent work with which it was found. The battle scene reveals the artist's interest in action and his ease with the medium. It is particularly revealing to contrast the conventional, rather anemic palmette on the neck with the barren tree that the artist had seen first-hand.
Said to be from Suessula
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