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Ajax and Cassandra, Louvre G458. Image gallery: amphora. Les peintures de Polygnote dans la Lesché de Delphes. Greek vases 800-300 BC: key pieces - The Classical Art Research Centre. Museum: Naples, Museo Nazionale Archeologico Size: 31.8cm.

Greek vases 800-300 BC: key pieces - The Classical Art Research Centre

(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.

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.

Mixing bowl (calyx krater) depicting dueling scenes 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. - 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. " File:Aias body Akhilleus Staatliche Antikensammlungen 1470 side A.jpg. - The Classical Art Research Centre. 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).

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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... Achilles Death. The Fight over Achilles' Corpse.

Achilles Death

(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.)

GREECE, Chalkis / ITALY; THE INSCRIPTIONS PAINTER (attributed to) Medium earthenware Measurements (a-b) 60.2 × 37.1 × 34.9 cm (overall) Place/s of Execution.