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Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion
Artist: The Gella Painter or near him Title:Lekythos Date:c. 530 - 510 BCE Medium:Ceramic Culture: Greek, Athenian Dimensions:H. 22.3 cm (8 ¾ in.) D. of mouth 5.5 cm (2 1/8 in.) D. of foot 6.5 cm (2 ½ in.) Credit Line:Gift of Barbara Newborg, M.D., from the collection of Walter Kempner, M.D. Accession number:2006.1.10 Label Copy: The width at the belly and shoulder of this vessel allows space for an ambitious composition with a warrior in a four-horse chariot preceded by a Scythian warrior. The Scythians were non-Greeks from modern-day southern Russia. Scythians served in the police force of Athens.


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