- Museum number
Pottery: black-figured amphora.
(a) The shade of Patroclos or Achilles passing over the ships: a winged warrior flying to right, bearded, and fully armed, with chlamys, two spears, and Boeotian shield with device of a tripod. Beneath him is the fore-part of a war-galley, with heads of rowers (?) appearing over the gunwale; on the prow is a high deck in two stages, ornamented with diaper pattern. On the left is a rock (Cape Sigeum?) on which is a raven to right. The water is indicated by a wavy line, and four fishes swimming in it.
(b) Combat of warriors, perhaps Achilles and Memnon over the body of Antilochos: The warrior on the left is bearded, and has a lofty visored helmet, greaves, spear, and Boeotian shield; the one on the right has visored helmet, greaves, sword, and shield with device obliterated (this figure has been much restored). The fallen warrior lies to right, with legs drawn up; he has a visored helmet, cuirass, greaves, and spear, and holds his shield over his body as a defence; on it is a pellet.
Below, frieze of animals; lion to right confronting boar, three times repeated; lion to right.
- Production date
- 500BC (circa)
Height: 43 centimetres
Width: 28.40 centimetres
Depth: 28 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Gerhard, A.V. iii. 198, 1, and p. 101.
The scene on side A may have reference to that described in Eur. Hec. 37 and 112 ff.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 31 Mar-30 Jun, Gosport, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2007-2008 3 Nov-24 Feb, Leicester, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 29 Mar-1 Jun, Luton, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 20 Jun-5 Oct, Lincoln, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008-2009 25 Oct-24 Jan, South Shields, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2009 7 Feb-4 May, Glasgow, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2010-2012 20 Oct-9 Dec, Luton, Wardown Park, Ancient Greeks
2015-2016 4 Dec-3 July, National Museum of Singapore, ‘Treasures of the World’s Cultures’
2017 13 Jul-15 Oct, Madrid, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2017-2018 23 Nov-18 Feb, Barcelona, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 20 Mar-24 Jun, Sevilla, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 24 Jul-4 Nov, Zaragoza, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018-2019 18 Dec-31 Mar, Palma, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
- Badly damaged and restored, especially the neck.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number