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Black-Figure White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Horseman, Horse between Warriors, Dog

Edinburgh Painterc. 500 BCE

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Two armed warriors, each wearing a crested helmet and holding a spear and shield, flank a mounted horseman, who leads another horse. The warrior at right reaches up with one hand to the head of the second horse, raising the question of how he still holds his spear. Below, a dog twists to scratch itself and look back, its right hind foot apparently resting on one of the warrior’s.

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  • Title: Black-Figure White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Horseman, Horse between Warriors, Dog
  • Creator: Edinburgh Painter (Greek, Attic, active c. 505–485 BCE)
  • Date Created: c. 500 BCE
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)
  • Provenance: (Mr. Mario de Ciccio, Naples, Italy, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1929.135
  • Medium: ceramic
  • Fun Fact: The Edinburgh Painter was the first artist to paint black-figure decoration on a white ground.
  • Department: Greek and Roman Art
  • Culture: Greek, Attic
  • Credit Line: The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund
  • Collection: GR - Greek
  • Accession Number: 1929.135

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