Black figured hydria illustrates Achilles and Ajax playing pessaries 36cm
Black figured hydria illustrates Achilles and Ajax playing pessaries, a game of dice during a moment of relaxation from the Trojan War.
Copy classical period 560-530 BC.
Hydria: is a type of water-carrying vessel in the metalwork and pottery of Ancient Greece. The hydria has three handles. Two horizontal handles on either side of the body of the pot were used for lifting and carrying the pot. The third handle, a vertical one, located in the center of the other two handles, was used when pouring water.
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 :24 cm
Height :36 cm
Length :20 cm