Amphora - inv. 1062

Attribued to Pittore dell'altalena, 6th century B.C.

black painted ceramic  
height 38,1 cm; edge diameter 15,7 cm
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 1062

Antique Murano Glass Room

The pink clay amphora is painted with black varnish. The main decoration of the vase represents the profile of two hoses facing each other, and below, a fallen soldier. This panel is restricted to the upper section of the vase by a weaved pattern of hanging lotus buds. On the other side there is a chariot with the charioteer standing in the centre. Hanging above there is a sequence of palm leaves. The vase has been reconstructed so some cracks can be seen. Despite this, the quality of the decoration and state of its conservation makes it one of the important pieces of the archaeological collection.