Exact museum reproduction of a fine ancient Greek black figured Rhodian Amphora. (more information on Black figure pottery...)
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This amphora features Achilles & Penthesilea
, the queen of the Amazons, at duel. Penthesilea was a legendary heroine in Greek mythology. In her role as queen of the Amazons, Penthesilea led her female followers into battle. But this Amazon was also a warrior herself, and she demonstrated her courage by fighting in the Trojan War. It is said that as Achilles fought with Penthesilea, he fell madly in love with the beautiful Amazon queen. As she died, Achilles was overcome with emotion. This poignant scene was a favorite subject for ancient artists. (find out more about Achilles...)About 480 BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
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