Ajax and Cassandra, Louvre G458. Image gallery: amphora. Les peintures de Polygnote dans la Lesché de Delphes. Pausanias - Livre X, XXV - Traduction de l'abbé Gédoyn (1731, édition de 1794) Restitution des peintures proposée par Carl Robert (Siezehntes Hallisches Winckelmannsprogramm (1893) XXV.  Au-dessus de cette fontaine, on voit un édifice où il y a des peintures de Polygnote dédiées à Apollon par les Cnidiens.
On nomme ce lieu le Lesché, parce qu'anciennement c'était là qu'on venait converser. Par les paroles outrageantes que Mélantho dit à Ulysse dans Homère, il paraît manifestement qu'il y avait de ces sortes d'endroits dans toutes les bonnes villes de la Grèce : Misérable, lui dit-elle, que ne vas-tu dormir dans quelque boutique de forgeron ? Pourquoi t'amuses-tu ici à jaser comme si tu étais au Lesché ?  Quand vous serez entré dans celui dont je parle, vous verrez sur le mur à main droite un grand tableau qui représente d'un côté la prise de Troie, de l'autre les Grecs qui s'embarquent pour leur retour.
On prépare le vaisseau que doit monter Ménélas. Greek vases 800-300 BC: key pieces - The Classical Art Research Centre. Museum: Naples, Museo Nazionale Archeologico Size: 31.8cm. (hydria of kalpis type = rounded shoulder) Function: water pot Technique: red-figure Style: expansive style with emotionally charged single figures and groups Subject/s: Sack of Troy encircles the shoulder.
From handle left to right: Aeneas flees, with his father Anchises on his back and his son Askanios leading the way. Casandra holds on to the Palladion, beseeching Ajax not to harm her. Priam, who took refuge at an altar, holds the body of Astyanax, already killed by Neopotolemos, on his lap. A woman attacks with a pestle, others mourn. Date: early 5th c. More from Kleophrades Painter. Mixing bowl (calyx krater) depicting dueling scenes from the Trojan war. Side A: On both sides of this krater are duels from the Trojan War. Memnon, king of Ethiopia, was an ally of the Trjojans. His death at the hands of Achilles was described in the Aethiopis, a lost epic poem. Achilles and Memnon wear corselets covered with plates of scale-armor. Achilles carries a “Theban” shield, with deep, semi-circular notches; the device on the front is not visible but Memnon’s shield has the head of a gorgon. Encouraged by Athena who holds out her snake-rimmed Aegis, Achilles has stabbed Memnon, who falls into the arms of his mother Eos, goddess of the Dawn.
She carried his body to Ethiopia, where, at her urging, Zeus granted him immortality. Figures labeled: Side A: ATHENAIA, AXILEUS, MELANIPPOS, MEIMNON, EIOS. Side B: The fight on this side is an episode also descibed in Book V of Homer’s Iliad: the wounding of the Trojan prince Aeneas by Diomedes. Condition: Slight chip in the rim. Said to be from Vulci and to have been found at Canino in 1889 (according to L. - The Classical Art Research Centre. Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais - - The Classical Art Research Centre. Hector. Hector "Hector, the eldest of my brothers, then a strongly built young man witha rather too soft disposition" (Pg. 32) Hector with PriamHector and Priam.
Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 510 BC. "Hector, for one, exercised restraint, his huge sluggish body preferredto rest; that is why we all looked on with admiration at the way hetrained for the war then, completely against his inclination. " (Pg. 57) "They were grooming him for the role of Chief Hero. Achilles slaying HectorDetail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC.All Troy stood along the wall watching the duel between our Hector and Ajax the Greata particular pleasure because we saw that Hectors tenacious training had paid off. <previous> TROJANS <next> File:Aias body Akhilleus Staatliche Antikensammlungen 1470 side A.jpg. - The Classical Art Research Centre. Water jar (hydria) | MFA for Educators.
Start collecting Main scene on body: A warrior with a shield and two spears stands behind his charioteer in four-horse chariot (quadriga). The charioteer wears a long, white tunic and fawnskin (nebris) and holds the reins and a long goad. Painted inscription in the field above the reins: "Kale Kaloura" (Kaloura... Main scene on body: A warrior with a shield and two spears stands behind his charioteer in four-horse chariot (quadriga). The charioteer wears a long, white tunic and fawnskin (nebris) and holds the reins and a long goad. Show Full Description Provenance By 1968: with Robert E. Credit Line John H. and Ernestine A. Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–530 B.C. the Taleides Painter Place of Manufacture Athens, Attica, Greece Catalogue Raisonné CVA Boston 2, pl. 073.
Dimensions Height: 35.5 cm (14 in.) Medium or Technique Ceramic, Black Figure Collections The Ancient World Classifications Vessels. Achilles Death. The Fight over Achilles' Corpse. (ca. 540BCE) Vase painting: lost Chalkidian amphora, formally in the Pembroke-Hope Collection Late in the ten-year conflict Troy has yet to be captured. Here we see Achilles, greatest of the heroes on the Greek side killed by Paris (far right) from an arrow shot in the ankle, his only vulnerable spot. Ajax, second-best after Achilles, spears Glaucus and fights off other Trojans intent on hauling off Achilles' corpse, as Athena lends support. (Note orientation of lettering: left to right for the names of Ajax and Achilles, right to left for the names of Glaucus [Glykos] and Paris.)
Move cursor over figures to identify them. Psykter amphora (Chalkidian black-figure ware) | GREECE, Chalkis / ITALY; THE INSCRIPTIONS PAINTER (attributed to) | NGV | View Work. Medium earthenware Measurements (a-b) 60.2 × 37.1 × 34.9 cm (overall) Place/s of Execution Chalkis, Greece Inscription inscribed in Greek script on jar: AXI(L)LEUS EURYMACHOS ASTEROPAIOS PERIPHATAS GLAUQOS MEMESTH(EUS) (O)DYSSEU(S) AUTOMEDON HIP(P)OLOCHOS CHAROPHS DIOMEDES ME(LANIP)POS Accession Number 1643.a-b-D4 Department Antiquities Credit Line National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1956 © Public Domain This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited Gallery location The Ancient WorldLevel 2, NGV International Description Lidded belly amphora, black-glazed with figure panels.
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE. Sacrifice de Polyxène.