Achilles and Ajax By Exekias

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dan Diffendale
published on 30 December 2012

A detail of the celebrated Athenian black-figure belly amphora (Type A) by Exekias, c. 530 BCE. The central scene depicts Achilles and Ajax playing a board game during a respite in the Trojan War. (Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, The Vatican, Rome)

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