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Trojan War : Battle of Achilles & Memnon, with Eos & Athena | Greek vase, Athenian red figure calyx krater

 

T19.10 THE TROJAN WAR - BATTLE OF AKHILLEUS & MEMNON

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 97.368
Beazley Archive Number: 202631
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Name vase of the Tyszkiewicz Painter
Date: ca 490 - 480 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: Diomedes battles Aeneas (see other image)
Side B: Akhilleus battles the Ethiopian lord Memnon over the body of the slain Greek hero Melanippos. The heroes are each supported by a goddess: Memnon by his mother, the dawn-goddess Eos, and Akhilleus by Athene. Athene holds a spear and wears a crested helm and the snake-trimmed aigis cloak set with the Gorgon's head.

NOTEThis a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation.

ARTICLESEos, Athene

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