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Handmade museum replica

Black figured amphora illustrates Achilles the warrior, executing the queen Penthesilea 31cm

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On the front side black figured amphora illustrates Achilles the warrior, executing the queen Penthesilea: Achilles in right, with long locks of hair, bearded, equipped with weapons, high-crested helmet, dressed in striped chiton, has flattened down the Amazon queen Penthesilea on her one knee, forced with spear on her throat. The rear side illustrates Dionysos facing his son to the left holds the wine branches in the left hand and with his right hand he gives a cantharos to his son Oinopion. His son facing him is beardless and nude, his hair is circled by branch of neatly arranged flowers holding an oinochoe, the wine jug.

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.

Penthesilea: was an Amazonian queen in Greek mythology, the daughter of Ares and Otrera and the sister of Hippolyta, Antiope and Melanippe. She assisted Troy in the Trojan War, during which she was killed by Achilles.


 Width :19 cm  

 Height :31 cm  

 Length :18 cm