Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Painter of London B 76

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

On the shoulder, Achilles waiting to ambush Troilos and Polyxena

The ambush depicted with verve and eloquence is one of the crucial episodes of the Trojan War. Troilos and Polyxena were children of Priam, the king of Troy. Achilles' stature is indicated by his height in relation to the fountain house and by the scale of his weapons. The raven foretells Troilos's imminent death. The youth appears lithe and lanky. His two noble horses will not save him from his fate.

Terracotta hydria (water jar), Attributed to the Painter of London B 76, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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