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White ground black-figure lekythos fragment with Amazon
Artist: Inscription Painter (active 570 BC – 530 B.C.) Primary
On this vase fragment, an Amazon appears to be in a dangerous moment within a battle. She is equipped with her crested helmet, large heavy round shield, and a corslet protecting her upper body over a long-sleeved under garment decorated with a bold pattern of short vertical lines. From her preserved body position, she would have been running forward to our right, but has stopped to confront an enemy behind her whose shield is partially visible. Her right hand would have held one of her favorite weapons, either an axe or sabre. The fragment isolates this detail and the viewer is left to guess whether or not she will survive the encounter.
- Dr. Katherine A. Schwab
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