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Black-Figure Amphora
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Black-Figure Amphora


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Description This vase may portray the common departure scene of two warriors in full armor leaving home for war, or it may represent a famous scene from "The Iliad" in which Priam, king of Troy, comes to claim and pay ransom for the body of his son Hector. Achilles, who killed Hector in single combat, greets the elderly king. Witnessing this scene are a second warrior, who stands next to Achilles, and another man, standing behind.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, no. 231; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 520-510 BC (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.13
Measurements
12 11/16 x 8 1/16 in. (32.3 x 20.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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