Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3442
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Greek | Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Manufacture Location Athens | Attica
Creator Exekias
Locus Crocifisso del Tufo, Tomb 1
Period Archaic Greek Period
Date Made 540-530 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Death of Achilles | Death of Antilochos | Menelaos | Amasos | Dipinto | Ajax | Game | Iliad | Memnon | Inscription | Warrior | Warfare
Subject Death | Mythology | Aethiopis

Amphora, type A. Side A: Ajax with the body of Achilles. Left, Menelaos (labeled), holding a round shield (device: dog with a haunch of a hoofed animal), has pushed his spear into the chest of a naked Aithiopian (labeled Amasos) who holds a club and a pelta (wicker shield). At right, Ajax bends to lift the dead body of Achilles (name partially preserved). B: Death of Antilochos. Antilochos (labeled) lies slain in center. Three warriors run to left: two helmeted warriors with round shields (device of one shield: crow) and spears and a bearded man in a flapped hat. They chase two naked men, one carrying a pelta, away from the body of Antilochos Palmette lotus chain above panels. With Greek dipinto inscriptions. The foot is not preserved, restored in plaster.

Height 58.4 cm
Outside Diameter 38.1 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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