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T19.11 EOS & THE BODY OF MEMNON

Eos & Body of Memnon | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Catalogue No. New York 56.171.25
Beazley Archive No. 305529
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora, Neck
Painter Attributed to Diosphoros Painter
Date ca 525 - 475 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Eos, the winged goddess of the dawn, carries the body of her son Memnon from the battlefields of Troy. The bird hovering above the body represents his soul. Behind them strides Achilles, the slayer of Memnon.

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Eos