Collection Online
Medium
earthenware
Measurements
(a-b) 60.2 × 37.1 × 34.9 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Chalkis, Greece
Inscription
inscribed in Greek script on jar: AXI(L)LEUS EURYMACHOS ASTEROPAIOS PERIPHATAS GLAUQOS MEMESTH(EUS) (O)DYSSEU(S) AUTOMEDON HIP(P)OLOCHOS CHAROPHS DIOMEDES ME(LANIP)POS
Accession Number
1643.a-b-D4
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1956
© Public Domain
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
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.