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  • Neck–amphora (jar), ca. 500 b.c.; Attic, black–figure
    Attributed to the Diosphos Painter
    Greek
    Terracotta
    Fletcher Fund, 1956 (56.171.25)

    Obverse: Thanatos (Death) and Hypnos (Sleep) with the body of Sarpedon
    Reverse: Eos (Dawn) with the body of her son, Memnon

    The scenes on this jar show two great heroes of the Trojan War being lifted from the battlefield after their deaths. Sarpedon, a son of the god Zeus, will be carried to Lycia, his homeland in southern Asia Minor, and Memnon, to his kingdom in Ethiopia.

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  • Neck-amphora (jar), ca. 500 B.C.; Attic, black-figure
    Attributed to the Diosphos Painter
    Greek
    Terracotta
    Fletcher Fund, 1956 (56.171.25)

    Obverse: Thanatos (Death) and Hypnos (Sleep) with the body of Sarpedon
    Reverse: Eos (Dawn) with the body of her son, Memnon

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