Parts of an amphora decorated in the black-figure technique. The fragments were found in 1888 during excavations conducted on the Acropolis and they were pieced together and partially restored.
On each side of the amphora a quadriga scene is depicted, crowned by a chain of double palmettes. On one of the sides the chariot is boarded by a charioteer and a man dressed in a long chiton and an obliquely worn himation over it. In front of the two men, over the horses, a soaring eagle is depicted. The other side most likely depicts the departure of warriors. Next to the charioteer is a standing warrior holding a spear and shield. A hoplite walks towards them also holding his spear and shield and wearing an Attic-type helmet.
BAPD, Beazley Archive Pottery Database, www.beazley.ox.ac.uk, αρ. κατ. 310311 Graef, B., Langlotz, E., Die antiken Vasen von der Akropolis zu Athen, 1, Berlin, 1925, σελ. 100, εικ. 50, αρ. κατ. 821a, b Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1956, σελ. 136.51 Pala, E., Acropoli di Atene, Un microcosmo della produzione e distribuzione della ceramica attica, Rome, 2012, σελ. 271, αρ. κατ. Ι.821