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Chariot Race Beaker 047g   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), probably at the Circus Maximus:

EUTYCHUS ('The Lucky One')
PHOENIX ('The Carthaginian')

The lower frieze shows a hunt scene with seven 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.

Based on beaker fragments from London and Canterbury, Augst in Switzerland, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and an almost complete vessel from Krefeld Germany, this group is usually referred to as the 'Canterbury - London Group' of Circus beakers. Although no absolutely complete example has yet been found in the UK, the number of fragments found throughout southern Britain and Germany suggest that it was a very common vessel indeed.

Height: 6.7cm   Diameter at rim: 8.3cm   Capacity: 230ml

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