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FRAGMENT: A WARRIOR BETWEEN HORSE AND A YOUNG MAN WITH A TRIPOD

Terracotta

Height: 9cm
Width: 8.5cm

Museum number: M1161.D

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 462help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The head and upper body with part of the right arm of a youth standing right, seen from the back, holding a large tripod against his chest. The oval, rimmed bowl faces the viewer beyond the youth's left shoulder.

Group I: Wainscoting Plaque

The fragment of a group of plaques representing scenes from the Trojan Wars: the visit of Priam with costly presents to redeem the body of his son, Hector. The composition of this scene can be reconstructed from three fragments, one in the Louvre and two in Berlin1 ; this fragment exhibits a minor variation in the position of the tripod: held by the youth so as to show the top of the bowl rather than its profile.

1 Von Rohden, H., and Winnefeld, H., Die antiken Terracotten, (Architektomische römische Tonreliefs der Kaiserzeit), IV, pp. 106-107, pl. LVI.

Provenance help-art-provenance

See Vermeule 459.

Literature

H. Von Rohden and H. Winnefeld, Die antiken Terracotten, (Architektomische römische Tonreliefs der Kaiserzeit.), IV, p.107.


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