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Chariot Race Beaker 047b   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 four quadrigae (four-horse chariots), three racing, the fourth standing, its charioteer holding the winner's palm and wreath. The names on the frieze above are:

EVTYCHE (Eutychus - 'The Lucky One')
MVSCLOSAE (Pompeius Musclosus - 'The Muscular One')
OLYMPE (Olympus)
POENIX (Phoenix - 'The Carthaginian') who is the winner

The lower frieze consists of fourteen diagonal crosses, perhaps representing crossed palisade stakes, separating standing spectators from competitors.

Fragments of this beaker are in the Vindonissa Museum Brugg, Caister St. Edmund, Norfolk and Carlisle in Cumbria, and our reproduction is based directly upon the virtually complete example from Mainz, now in the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, and the Caister fragment.

Height: 5.8cm   Diameter at rim: 7.6cm   Capacity: 160ml

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