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Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora. Rather coarse style. On the neck, (a) double honeysuckle, and (b) chain of palmettes.
(a) Ajax carrying off Achilles' body: Ajax to left, fully armed, with Boeotian shield, on which are two snakes as device, with rosette between for the boss, is carrying the body of Achilles on his shoulder, bending down beneath its weight. Achilles is armed as Ajax; on his Boeotian shield is the device of a bull's head. Before them is Thetis (?) retreating to left, with long hair, fillet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, looking back and beckoning to Ajax with left hand.
(b) Dionysos seated on an okladias to right, looking back at a Maenad, who retreats to left, looking back. She has long hair with sphendonè, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, in left hand a crotalon (castanet). Dionysos has a long beard, ivy-wreath, long white chiton and embroidered himation, in left hand a keras, in right vine-branches with grapes.
- Production date
- 490BC-480BC (circa)
Height: 26.67 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Raoul-Rochette, Mon. Inéd. Odyss., pl. 68, 1, p. 388; Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 549.
For the scene of side A, cf. BM Vase Β172.
- On display (G69/dc41)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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