Attic Greek Black-Figure Lekythos
An ancient Athenian black-figure lekythos of the "Hound and Hare Group," with a scene of a soldier's departure. He is on horseback with a pelt shield on his back, with nude attendants before and behind holding his javelins. On the shoulder a hound pursues a hare.
The lekythos was used to hold olive oil in antiquity and was often left as a grave offering.
Formerly in the S. B. collection, inherited from Captain Wendell Phillips who acquired it during the Allied liberation of Sicily in 1943.