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Stamnos (Attic red-figure ware)
(a-b) 37.6 × 32.8 × 26.1 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
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
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Physical 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.