In the next of our series on Phoenix Ancient Art’s collection, we’re looking at this magnificent piece.
This Greek Gold Cylindrical Stand, 12.7 cm in diameter, has beaded wire around its edge. The upper flange is decorated with a narrative frieze set against a densely granulated background. The scene portrays a battle between Amazons and Greeks featuring 19 participants, while two Nereids sit on hippocamps. Set at intervals between the figures are birds, dolphins, and half-globules.