An Attic black-figure olpe Circa 500 B.C. Depicting an Amazon in a Hoplite costume, wearing a crested helmet and armour, her skin painted in white, holding a round shield with two spears, a hound walking beside her, 9¾in (25cm) high
Provenance: American private collection, formed between the 1970s and 1980s. Acquired by the present owner in New York in 1994. Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.
Literature: For an olpe with a similarly-dressed Amazon cf. J.D. Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1956, nos. 382 & 705.39BIS.