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CLASSICAL BLACK FIGURED AMPHORA WITH ACHILLES AND AJAX PLAYING DICE

Hand-painted greek pottery, black figured amphora by Execias, with Achilles and Ajax.

Remarkable hand-painted greek pottery, a black figured amphora, with Achilles and Ajax. Among the most famous works of Execias, depicting the two heros sitting across from each other, looking at a block situated between them, playing a game similar to modern backgammon with dice. According to the words written next to the two players Achilleus has thrown a four while Ajax threw a three. The amphora is now in the Vatican Museum.

Dimensions

19 x 30 x 17 cm
7.48 x 11.81 x 6.69 inches

Material

CLAY

Color

BROWN

€540.00

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