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Black-Figure Amphora

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In the vigorously painted, complex main scene, warriors, who may represent the Homeric heroes Ajax and Odysseus, dispute the claim to the arms of Achilles.  The depiction of Dionysos , god of wine, on the other side suggests that this very fine, lidded amphora, attributed to a painter in the Leagros Group, might have been used to store wine.

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H (vase) 25 ¾, (lid) 3

Gift of M. H. de Young


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