Collection Online
Medium
earthenware
Measurements
31.4 × 25.3 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
Inscription
inscribed on Side A figured scene in Greek script: TELAMON and ANDROMACHE
Accession Number
1391-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1966
© Public Domain
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Two-handled, stout-bodied jar with a short neck and wide mouth. Decorated in red-figure on black-glaze. Side A: an Amazonomachy scene, with a naked Telamon on the left attacking Andromache on her horse, with a fleeing Amazon to the right. Side B: three draped men, the centre one bearded, the others youthful. On the neck is a band of diagonal palmettes, carefully executed. Below the scenes is a band of meander and saltire crosses.