Cinerary Urn Portraying the Murder of Troilus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
Cinerary Urn Portraying the Murder of Troilus

The upper part shows a reclining man with a kantharos. On the left side of the urn's front is depicted the murder of the Trojan prince Troilus by Achilles, and on the right, there is an attacking fury with a sword. The death of young Troilus symbolizes the inevitability of destiny. The relief still shows traces of its original color. The name of the deceased is inscribed at the upper part. Travertine. From Perugia, Italy. Circa 150 BCE. Acquired in Rome in 1826 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Cinerary Urn Portraying the Murder of Troilus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11394/

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