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Chariot Race Beaker 047e   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.

Four named charioteers are depicted driving quadrigae (four-horse chariots): three racing, one standing:

EUTYCHE (Eutychus - 'The Lucky One')
OLYMPE (Olympus)
FARIE (Farienus)
FERIX ('The Wild One' - unusually, for a winner, not the standing driver) holds a victory palm and wreath

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

P(h)oenix is the winner, and holds aloft his victory palm and laurel crown in celebration. Beneath the main frieze is a hunt scene with wild animals pursued through a wood by dogs.

This is a reproduction of the virtually intact beaker found at Schönecken, Germany, and now in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier. Several other examples from the same mould or archetype are known, from Rouen and Mayence in France as well as several finds in Germany.

Height: 6.6cm   Diameter at rim: 8.2cm   Capacity: 250ml

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