It's me again - any idea of the motif, who/what it depicts? The guy on the far left looks like he has black wings on his back. Or is it some kind of cloak bulging in the wind?
No worries! All comments and questions are most welcome!I actually believe that he does have wings, but I can't answer your question straight away. I will, however, take a look at it and see if I can get you one within a few days.
No hurry, I was just curious as I can't remember any winged being of this type in the Greek mythology (my knowledge in that subject is quite shallow, I must confess). Nike was flying around of course, but that was a lady.
Ok, after a short discussion with my learned friends we agreed on that it probably depicts Scythian archers. What's looking like wings is probably a shield on the riders back. The vessel is painted by the Antimenes Painter, if you're interested in searching for further information.
Äha, mounted bowmen! The cavalry charges.Thanks for the information. The Antimenes painter seems to have been really prolific what I can see.
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