Oinochoe, Ajax & Achilles

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 November 2015

The Oinochoe (or oenochoe) is one of the key forms of painted terracotta Greek pottery; it is a form of wine jug. The painted scene shows the goddess Athena alerting the heroes Ajax and Achilles, who are absorbed in a board game at the start of the Battle of Try. Attica, Greece, circa 520 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)


About the Author

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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