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Amphora

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Object Number:MS3442
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Greek
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location: Athens
Attica
Maker: Exekias
Period: Archaic Greek Period
Date Made: 540-530 BC
Early Date: -540
Late Date: -530
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Figure
Iconography:Death of Achilles
Death of Antilochos
Menelaos
Amasos
Dipinto
Ajax
Game
Iliad
Memnon
Inscription
Warrior
Warfare
Iconography Subject:Death
Mythology
Aethiopis
Height: 58.3 cm
Outside Diameter:37.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

Description

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 man with African features (labeled Amasos) who holds a club and a pelta (wicker shield). At right, Ajax bends to lift the dead body of Achilles. 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 With Greek dipinto inscriptions. The foot is not preserved, restored in plaster. These scenes may be based on the Aithiopis, a largely lost 7th Century epic poem.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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