Greek Terracotta Plaques: Battle Scene
A group of five ancient Hellenistic Greek terracotta plaques depicting a battle between Macedonians and Persians. The Macedonians wear linen cuirasses and the Persians light flowing garments.
Ca. 330-300 BC.
The group is reminiscent of the battle scene on the famous Alexander Sarcophagus now in Istanbul. The terracotta plaques in this group were likely fixed to the side of a wooden Macedonian sarcophagus.
Formerly in a the F. K. collection, California, acquired in the 1990's from a previous collection.