A Lydian Silver Amphora with Zoomorphic Handles

Athanasios Sideris
2016 Studia Hercynia  
The paper presents an unpublished silver amphora with zoomorphic handles shaped as winged horses. It explores the entire class of similar metal amphorae with zoomorphic handles (including isolated handles) from the Achaemenid domain and its neighbouring areas, as well as their clay parallels, and their icono‑ graphic occurrences. Some possible Greek bronze parallels are also discussed. The vase weight is understood as following the Achaemenid monetary standard. Finally, the vase is attributed
more » ... ase is attributed to a Lydian workshop and dated ca. 500 BC.
doaj:a557c770f56f4daea1fdf0142726e288 fatcat:dclzyzcwhfg7hawoy3gs5sy4nm