ACHILLES & PENTHESILEIA BY EXEKIAS 16″ Ancient Greece, Ceramics
The original dating to ca 540-530BC is in the British Museum. It is one of the masterpieces of the Athenian Exekias who together with the Amasis Painter, pioneered the black-figure technique in the second half of the 6th century BC. Penthesileia, the Amazon Queen, brough her Amazon warriors to help the Trojans to defend their city, following the death of Hektor at the hands of Achilles. She too was killed by Achilles. Exekias chose to depict the moment when Achilles is on the point of killing Penthesileia. His face is masked and still protected by his helmet. On the reverse, Dionysos, god of wine and theatre, is shown with his son Oinopion.
We utilise the materials and methods used by ancient Greeks and employ only top quality ceramics and paints. As the item is made by hand it may vary slightly from the image shown.
It will be delivered to you direct from Greece in 1 to 2 weeks.
Condition: New. Handmade in Greece. Hand Painted.
Height: 40cm (16″)