Black-figure Neck Amphora with Ajax carrying the body of Achilles
Period: Attic, ca. late 6th century B.C.
Dimensions: H: 26.0 cm (10.2 in)
Ex- Colonel H. B. Wilson Clapp & Graham collectiojn, New York;
Ex- Thomas Barlow Walker (1840-1928) collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota, acquired May 3, 1919;
T.B. Walker Foundation (founded 1925), Minneapolis, inv. no. WF6
The egg-shaped body with disk foot and triple handles (one restored) has a neck with echinus mouth. The side A is painted with two warriors charging in a quadriga to right, a fallen warrior beneath the horses’ hooves, one warrior bearded and wearing a helmet with high crest, the other warrior wearing a Corinthian helmet. The side B represents Ajax carrying the body of Achilles, flanked by two draped women. Below the scenes there are bands of linked lotus buds and rays, double palmettes are placed on the neck, a few details are marked in added white and red.
Archaeology, 1979, p. 61, illus.;
ANDERSON M., Greek Vases, exhibition catalogue, University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1981, p. 10, no. 6.;
Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis, acc. no. 19.1, old inv. no. 192;
Minneapolis Institute of Art;
Greek Vases, University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, February 9th-March 31st, 1981., inv. no. L1972.1.6;
Cabinet of Curiosities, University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, February 24th-May 27th, 2001.