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Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat.

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Title
Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat.
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Amazons

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1883
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Ama
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT-Ama
Topics
Amazons
Horseback riding -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Warriors -- Greece -- To 499
War
Notes
Content: A Greek hoplite (foot soldier) fights an Amazon on horseback. The Greek wears a helmet and breastplate, and carries a spear and heavy wooden shield ("hoplon", from which his type of warrior derives its name) painted with a lion. The Amazon is shown in Scythian dress, with a tunic, trousers and a soft cap. She fights with a lance and carries a Persian-style light wicker shield slung across her back.
Content: Pictures like this were common in Greek art. The combat between Greek and Amazon symbolized the conflict between settled city dwellers and nomadic peoples. Note that, like all ancient riders, the Amazon warrior does not use stirrups.
Source note: From
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 53 x 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 96a1ed00-c5be-012f-ded1-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1883: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1883. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6011-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1883). Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6011-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Attic amphora, a Greek and Amazon in combat.