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Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)
Attributed to the Prometheus Painter
ca. 570–560 B.C.
Overall: 12 5/16 x 8 1/16in. (31.3 x 20.5cm)
diameter 7 3/4in. (19.8cm)
Purchase, Christos G. Bastis Gift, 1959
On the front, the Greek hero Achilles defeats Memnon, an ally of the Trojans who has fallen to one knee. The name Achilles is inscribed. The battling heroes are flanked by their mothers, Eos behind Memnon and Thetis behind Achilles. During the first half of the sixth B.C. Attic vase-painters often combined mythological scenes with friezes of strolling animals.
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