24. Negroes

Genre subjects in the Phoenician series are acted either by figures presented in Greek style (see 29) or negroes. The choice is perhaps odd, and in this group, the style of which is of the best, the negro seems presented almost as a Greek ephebe might have been. This may reflect interestingly on their status in Phoenician society. The group has been studied in greater detail in J. Boardman, Eirene 31 (1995) 62-68. Most of the figures wear a short dress or kilt.

A. Diner

West

24/1 Ibiza no. 116 (Madrid 37024). Eirene fig. 1. BH;EXCR;PB. Seated holding a staff and cup before a table holding an amphora. Vine growing behind the table. I

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B. Hunter

West

24/2 Ibiza no. 112 (Madrid 3659). Eirene fig. 2. BH;EXO. Shoulders an antelope, holding a staff; hatched hillock with lotus flower behind. I

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24/3 Ibiza no. 113. BH. Eirene fig. 3. Shoulders a goat, holding a staff, looking back; hatched hillock behind. I

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24/4 Ibiza no. 114 (Madrid 37033). Eirene fig. 4. BH. Carries a goat from a staff; hatched hillock in front. I

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24/5 Ibiza no. 115 (Madrid 37023). Eirene fig. 6; Los Fenicios II (1986) 105-110, no. 7 (Acquaro). BH; on a silver hoop B. Carries a goat from a staff, holding knobbed stick. III

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24/6 Ibiza no. 117 (Ibiza 6150). Eirene fig. 8. BH. Naked, holding the leash of a large dog. I

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24/7 Cagliari 13, from Tharros. Ebers, pl. F 22; AG pl. 15.11; Eirene fig. 5; Hölbl, Sard no. 198. BH;EXCR. Shoulders a round object from a staff, holding a long tendril with lotus, a falcon perched on it; hatched hillock (?) behind. I

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24/8 Cagliari 16, from Tharros. Ebers, pl. F 22; AG pl. 15.13. Replica of 24/5. III

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24/9 Cagliari 19873, from Tharros. AG pl. 15.12; Eirene no. 8. On a gold hoop B. Carries a goat from a staff, with a knobbed stick. III

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24/10 Cagliari 9512 (Spano 47), from Tharros. AG pl. 15.14; Los Fenicios II (1986) 105-110, no. 6 (Acquaro; as Cagliari 9461). Naked, shouldering a goat and holding the leash of a running dog. III

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24/11 From Neapolis (Sardinia). Atti II FP (1991) 1308, fig. 6.e-f (Zucca). BH. In loincloth, holding a branch, and a pointed amphora from a stick over his shoulder, climbing a hatched hillock. III

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24/12 London, BM ANE 1931.5-17.2. Eirene fig. 7. BH. Carries a boar from a staff, and a branch of pomegranates (?); lotus behind, disc-and-crescent above.

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C. Warrior

West

24/13 Cagliari 24380, from Tharros. Walks wearing quiver, profile shield behind him. Attached to fragment of another scarab. III

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24/14 Cagliari 19853, from Tharros. BH. Walks, with bow and spear, holding a flower? Negro? III

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Other

24/15 Paris, Louvre A 1249. Delaporte II, pl. 108.2 (AO 5832); Eirene fig. 9. BH. Walks holding large hoplite shield and spear; papyrus behind. III

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