Attic black-figure amphora showing a duel over a fallen warrior and a four-horsed chariot - ROM2018_16951_3

ROM2018_16951_3

Attic black-figure amphora showing a duel over a fallen warrior and a four-horsed chariot

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown, acquired in Palermo, Sicily
Date: about 530-510 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
46.2 x 27.4 cm
Object number: 919.5.146
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionAthenian amphora (wine jar) decorated in black-figure technique. On one side two warriors fight over a fallen warrior who lies on the ground between them, still wearing his helmet and holds his round shield. The fight is watched by two standing female onlookers. This scene show the heroes Achilles and Memnon fighting over the fallen Antilochos during the Trojan War. On the other side a man is mounting a four-horsed chariot (quadriga) with Athena, wearing her helmet, beside the horses and another female in front of them.
Collection:
Greek World
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