Roman Vase with Chariot Racing Scene

 

Roman Vase with Chariot Racing Scene

An ancient Roman terra sigillata amphora with a cylindrical neck. The surface is decorated with mold-made applied scenes of the Circus. The upper register depicts a chariot race, below are horse trainers.

Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Height: 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm).
One handle lacking.

cf.: E. Kohne & C. Ewigleben, eds. Gladiators and Caesars (Berkeley, 2000) p. 102, no. 114.

Formerly in the F. K. collection, California, 1980's.

Inv#: 6033

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