A Lydian Silver Amphora with Zoomorphic Handles

Studia Hercynia. 2016;20(1):19-26


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Journal Title: Studia Hercynia

ISSN: 1212-5865 (Print); 2336-8144 (Online)

Publisher: Univerzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta

LCC Subject Category: Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology

Country of publisher: Czech Republic

Language of fulltext: Czech, English

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Athanasios Sideris (University of the Aegean)


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Abstract | Full Text

The paper presents an unpublished silver amphora with zoomorphic handles shaped as winged horses.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 to a Lydian workshop and dated ca. 500 BC.