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Medium
earthenware
Measurements
(a-b) 37.6 × 32.8 × 26.1 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
D64.a-b-1980
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the National Bank of Australasia Limited, Governor, 1980
© Public Domain
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Large, lidded vase with a stout body, short concave neck, wide mouth and disc foot. There are two short handles on either side of the upper body. The red-figure decoration runs around the vase, even under the handles. Side A: a youthful warrior on the left lunges at a bearded warrior falling to the right (Achilles v. Memnon). Under the handles, on each side, a woman rushes to help (Thetis and Eos). Side B: Zeus, Hermes and Hera in a psychostasia scene. Below the scenes is a band of meander and saltires. Around the rim is an egg pattern and on the shoulder longer tongues.