Black-Figure Hydria: Departing Warriors
Black-Figure Hydria: Departing Warriors
Black-Figure Hydria: Departing Warriors
Black-Figure Hydria: Departing Warriors
Black-Figure Hydria: Departing Warriors
Black-Figure Hydria: Departing Warriors

Image Resources | Currently on View in Leah and Charles Redish Gallery (K312)

Black-Figure Hydria: Departing Warriors

Greek


The Trojan War was the favorite subject of the Antimenes Painter, and it is possible that this vase scene depicts the funeral games of Patroklos, who was the closest comrade of Achilles during the war.  The Greeks held athletic competitions with prizes after burials to honor the dead, and the chariot race was the main event.

Greek Art

The Trojan War was the favorite subject of the Antimenes Painter, and it is possible that this vase scene depicts the funeral games of Patroklos, who was the closest comrade of Achilles during the war.  The Greeks held athletic competitions with prizes after burials to honor the dead, and the chariot race was the main event

Object Information

nationality
Greek
creation date
about 530-510 B.C.
materials
terracotta with black glaze
dimensions
H: 17 3/4 in.
accession number
47.43
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors