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Medium
earthenware
Measurements
(a-b) 60.2 × 37.1 × 34.9 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Chalkis, Greece
Accession Number
1643.a-b-D4
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1956
© Public Domain
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Lidded belly amphora, black-glazed with figure panels. Side A: Scene of fighting from the Trojan War; Achilles dismounts from his chariot to kill the fallen Eurymachus. Side B: Scenes of fighting from the Trojan War, with Glaucus (frontal, centre) and Menestheus. Subsidiary decoration: rays from the base and a lotus/palmette band above the panel. Much added red and white for details. There are holes at the base of the handles and a channel/drain hole in the base, suggesting the vessel was used for cooling wine.