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Amphora (Attic black-figure ware)
54.8 × 36.2 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1957
© Public Domain
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Large belly amphora decorated with black-glaze and black-figure panels. Side A: Ajax strides to the left carrying the limp body of Achilles, flanked by warriors to the left and right. Side B: A wedding procession, with the bride and groom in a chariot, Hermes at the heads of the horses, Dionysus to the left and maidens carrying gifts. Above the panels is a lotus/palmette chain; rays from the base. The handles are decorated with ivy leaves on the edges.