- Museum number
Pottery: black-figured amphora. On the neck, double honeysuckle.
(a) Aeneas carrying off Anchises from Troy: In the centre is Aeneas to right, fully armed, with Boeotian shield and two spears, carrying Anchises on his shoulders; the latter has white hair and beard, long embroidered chiton, and sceptre. In front of them is Creusa (?) advancing to right and looking back at them, veiled in an embroidered himation. On the right is an old man to left, partly bald, with white hair and beard, long chiton and himation, holding a staff. Behind Aeneas is Aphrodite (?) retreating to left and looking back, with long hair, fillet, long chiton, and embroidered himation. On the left is an archer to right, beardless, with high-peaked cap, cuirass, short purple chiton, and quiver.
(b) Combat of three warriors (perhaps Achilles defending Antilochos against Memnon): On the left is a bearded warrior, fully armed, with short white chiton and embroidered chlamys, thrusting with spear at a retreating warrior also fully armed, who looks back at him; he has two white plumes on his helmet, short purple chiton, Boeotian shield with device of a thunderbolt and defends himself with spear. On the right is another warrior defending the latter, fully armed, with short purple chiton, and shield with device of a dolphin to left, thrusting with spear.
- Production date
- 490BC-480BC (circa)
Height: 24.13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 658; Heydemann, Iliupersis, p. 31, note 1 m.
For the scene on side A, cf. Β 173.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019-2020 21 Nov-8 Mar, London, BM, SEG, Troy
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number