Base of a Cippus Showing Greeks & Amazons

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
Base of a Cippus Showing Greeks & Amazons

The base is surrounded by a frieze of Greeks and Amazons, yet without fighting action. Possibly, this early Etruscan "Amazonomachy" is a game or a parade within the context of the death cult. The Amazons' clothing corresponds with that on Greek reliefs and vases. Limestone (pietra fetida). From Chiusi, Italy. 500-450 BCE. Acquired in 1848 CE from Collection Mazzetti. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Base of a Cippus Showing Greeks & Amazons. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11388/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Base of a Cippus Showing Greeks & Amazons." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11388/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Base of a Cippus Showing Greeks & Amazons." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 13 Nov 2019.

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