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Eos carrying the body of Memnon | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

 

T19.11 EOS & THE BODY OF MEMNON

Museum Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA
Catalogue No.: New York 56.171.25
Beazley Archive No.: 305529
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Neck Amphora
Painter: Attributed to Diosphoros Painter
Date: 525 - 475 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Eos, the winged goddess of the dawn, snatches the body of her son Memnon away from the battlefields of Troy. The bird hovering above the body represents his escaping soul. Beside them strides Akhilleus, the Greek warrior who slew Memnon in the battle.

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