Black figured amphora illustrates Achilles and Ajax playing pessaries 56cm
On the front side, black figured amphora illustrates Achilles and Ajax playing pessaries, a game of dice during a moment of relaxation from the Trojan War. The Rear side illustrates the return of Dioscuri, the twin brothers. Polydeuces is welcomed by his dog. Leda their mother in center, carrying a flower and some twigs. She holds them out towards Castor, who is in front of her but in the act of leading his nurse away. On the extreme right, there is Tyndareos patting the horse towards its face. A small slave boy brings out a stool with a change of clothing over it
Copy classical period 560-530 BC.
Amphora: is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine. They are most often ceramic, but examples in metals and other materials have been found. Versions of the amphorae were one of many shapes used in Ancient Greek vase painting.
Achilles: was a hero of the Trojan War, the greatest of all the Greek warriors, and is the central character of Homer's Iliad. He was the son of the Nereid Thetis and Peleus, king of Phthia.
Ajax: is a Greek mythological hero, the son of King Telamon and Periboea, and the half-brother of Teucer.
Width :33 cm
Height :56 cm
Length :30 cm