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Neck amphora. Odysseus & Rhesos. Detail: Stealing Thracian horses.
6th c BCE Greek Attic black-figure Painting

INSCRIPTION PAINTER (c. 530 BCE)
c. 540 BCE
6th c BCE
Terracotta
Attic black-figure
Amphora
Reggio di Calabria (Rhegion). Italy.
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Trust Museum.
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The vase has scenes from the Trojan War. Odysseus and Diomedes infiltrate the Thracian camp outside the walls of Troy hoping to steal their horses. On the front Odysseus slits the throat of a Thracian warrior. On the back Diomedes grabs the sleeping Thracian King Rhesos before killing him. On the sides the horses are set free including the famous white horse with golden teeth.

Caption: INSCRIPTION PAINTER | Neck amphora. Odysseus & Rhesos. Detail: Stealing Thracian horses. | c. 540 BCE | Greek | Greek Black-Figure

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