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Rhyton in the form of a mounted Amazon

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Traces of paint are still visible on the seated figure, the horse, and the base. The mounted figure wears a helmet with a large, crested plume and a large ear-like appendages on the sides. The redware rhyton depicts four figures (Persians and Greeks) in combat. It is signed on the base by...

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From Meroe, South Cemetery, Pyramid 24. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date October 27, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th century B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World