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Catalog Number R1967.1.129.1b
Object Name Saucer
Description Saucer decorated en grisaille and in flesh tones and gold, with narrow bands and intertwined vine at the rim, central scene of a warrior and charioteer overtaking a fleeing figure; cup decorated en suite.

Inspired by the Homeric account ("Iliad, Bk. VIII), the curious hirsute figure near the tree is one of the "long-haired Achaeans" whom Hector pursued outside the walls of Troy "like a hound in full cry after a lion or wild boar...killing the hindmost all the time as they fled before him."

Although the literary source for this scene is known, no original painting or engraving has been found.
Year Range from 1745
Year Range to 1755
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer
On View No