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Chariot Race Beaker 047a   Price £20 each

Mould-blown beakers from our Wood-fired Furnace

We are now making Mould-blown Beakers at our Wood-fired Furnace.
See this page for all of our Wood-fired Furnace vessels.
In particular, see this page for our Circus Beakers and stock levels.

We do not make Chariot Race Beakers to order
- they are only available from stock on the website.

For stock levels of all of our mould-blown beakers, see this page.

The main frieze depicts three racing quadrigae (four-horse chariots) and a standing fourth with Olympus holding the winner's palm and wreath. The names on the upper frieze are:

PYRAME (Pyramus)
EVTYCE (Eutychus - 'The Lucky One’)
IERAX (Hierax - 'The Falcon')
OLYMPE (Olympus), the winner

The lower frieze shows a hunt scene with seven animals set amongst trees.

A fairly common beaker, although no absolutely complete example has yet been found. Fragments are in museum collections in Vindonissa Museum Brugg, Baden, Lausanne and other sites in Switzerland, Xanten and Rottweil in Germany, Museum Het Valkhof in the Netherlands and the Museum Of London, York, and Colchester Museums in England, as well as several others. Our reproduction is based upon the Couvin and Colchester examples.

Height: 6.5cm   Diameter at rim: 8.3cm   Capacity: 200ml

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