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Thracian warrior wearing a boldly patterned cloak and a foxskin (?) cap and carrying a "pelta" shield strides to right with head turned back, between prophylactic eyes. Warriors in Greek armor either side of the high handle, which has a palmette in relief and conical finial at highest point....

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By date unknown; Northwick Park Collection, property of E. G. Spencer-Churchill; by 1965: with Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, 8 King Street, St. James's, London SW 1, England (auction of Northwick Park Collection, June 21-23, lot 320); by 1969: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London W 1, England (auction, July 1, lot 84); purchased at the Sotheby auction on behalf of MFA by Landon T. Clay; gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, September 23, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height (max): 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World