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Amphora

Object Number:
MS3442
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
Greek
Etruscan
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:
Terracotta
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Death of Achilles
Death of Antilochos
Menelaos
Amasos
Dipinto
Ajax
Game
Iliad
Memnon
Inscription
Warrior
Warfare
Description:
Amphora, type A. Scenes from the Aethiopis, a largely lost 7th Century epic poem. B: Death of Achilles. To left, Menelaos advances with spear against a man with African features (Amasos, Memnon's attendant) with club (inscriptions above each). To right, Ajax drops spear and bends to lift dead body of Achilles. A: Death of Antilochos. Antilochos lies slain in center. Three Greeks (two warriors and one archer) chase two naked men away from body. With Greek dipinto inscription.
Height:
58.3cm
Outside Diamater:
37.5cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994)
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[Book] Technau, Werner. 1936. Exekias: mit 31 tafeln. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21
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[Journal]
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[Book] Lung, Gustav E. 1912. Memnon: Archaeologische Studien zur Aithiopis.
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[Book] 1904. 19. p. 225. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 225
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[Book] 1904. 19. p. 225. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 225
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