Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Terracotta; black-figure | 18.9 x 18.9cm | Ca. 500 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Obverse, Aeneas rescuing his father, Anchises, during the fall of Troy

Reverse, woman and warrior

Aeneas carrying his aged father, Anchises, away from Troy at the end of the Trojan War was a much illustrated incident. It derived from the Iliu Persi...
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