T19.10 THE DUEL OF ACHILLES & MEMNON
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 97.368|
|Beazley Archive No.||202631|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Tyszkiewicz Painter|
|Date||ca 490 - 480 B.C.|
Side A: Diomedes battles Aeneas (see other image).
Side B: Achilles battles the Ethiopian prince Memnon over the body of the fallen Greek warrior Melanippus. The heroes are each supported by a goddess-- Achilles by Athena and Memnon by his mother, Eos the Dawn. Athena wears a crested helm and snake-trimmed aegis cloak, and holds a spear. Eos wears a tiara-crown. Memnon's shield and Athena's aegis are both decorated with Gorgoneions (Gorgon-heads).
This a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.