Attic Black-Figure Band-Cup Kylix With Amazonomachy
ca. 550 – 500 BC; diam. cm 22; The same scene painted on both sides: warrior and amazon fighting between onlookers and horsemen. Amazonomachy represents the Greek ideal of civilization. The Amazons were portrayed as a savage and barbaric race, while the Greeks were portrayed as a civilized race of human progress. Small holes on the rim, used for repairs in antiquity. Provenance: Acquired by the current owner in Geneva in February 1993.