On the body, obverse, Menelaos reclaiming his wife, Helen, after the Trojan War; reverse, flute player and dancers On the neck, obverse and reverse, horsemen and youths
Group E is the name given to a workshop of painters active during the middle of the sixth century B.C. Exekias, the greatest black-figure artist, began among them, and it is to him that the Group's name refers. Like the neck-amphora by Exekias himself, this one has an ample shape and decoration on the shoulder.
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