Attic Greek Black-Figure Amphora Fragment

 

Attic Greek Black-Figure Amphora Fragment

An ancient Attic Greek black-figure fragment of a neck amphora of the Leagros Group depicting a hoplite with a shield and Corinthian helmet, perhaps the god Ares, fighting with two other hoplites, perhaps mythological Giants, with palmettes and decorative floral patterns.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 520-510 BC.
Height: 6 in. (15.3 cm).

The Leagros Group is the name given to a prolific group of Attic black-figure vase painters active in the final decades of the 6th century BC. Nearly 500 large vases are attributed to the Leagros Group. Most of them are painted with bold scenes of Homeric myth flanked by vegetal motifs. The group's name is derived from a number of vases bearing kalos-inscriptions naming the youth Leagros.

cf.: John Beazley: Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford 1956, p. 354-391.

Formerly in the Paselt collection, Karlsruhe, Germany, (inv. no. 31), acquired on July 7, 1971, at Dr. Deppert's a.M., Frankfurt, Germany.

Inv#: 5795

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