Relief probably from a funnel vase

Relief probably from a funnel vase
Relief probably from a funnel vase
Date:
late 3rd century BC to early 2nd century BC
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
8 1/2 (21.6 cm)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Culture/People:
South Italian
Accession Number:
1926.147
Acquisition Date:
1926-03-01
Credit Line:

Gift of Alma and Dorothy Spreckels

terracotta relief with figural composition of a horse and rider rendered in the round. The high relief of the mounted figure rested on a projection, almost shelflike, from the body of the jar and was secured by dowels to holes on the plaque. Several reliefs may have decorated a large funerary vessel. Traces of polychrome still visible, including Egyptian blue. Pair with 1926.148.

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