Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse, Aeneas and Anchises
Reverse, departure of a hoplite and archer

Aeneas is fleeing Troy carrying his aged father on his back. Aeneas' long journey ultimately brought him to Italy where he became the legendary founder of Rome.

Terracotta neck-amphora (jar), Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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