THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Ajax
1. CERAMICS. Greece.
François vase. Detail: the handle with representation of winged Animal Mistress (upper register), and Ajax carrying the dead Achilles (lower register).
Black-figure crater. Attic.
560 BCE.
Florence, National Archaeological Museum.
2. CERAMICS. Greece.
Tekmessa covering the corpse of Ajax.
Red-figured kylix (type B). Attic.
Attributed to Brygos Painter (active about 490—470 BCE).
Terracotta.
490—480 BCE.
Inv. No. 86.AE.286.
Los Angeles (USA), John Paul Getty Museum, The Getty Villa Malibu.
3. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
The suicide of Ajax.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
4. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Menelaus and Helen; Ajax killing Cassandra.
Fourth style. 50—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of Menander, I, 10, 4, wing.
5. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Trojan slab (Tabula Iliaca).
Calcite. 1st century BCE.
Inv. No. 316.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Doves.
6. CERAMICS. Greece.
Achilles and Ajax playing a board game.
(Achilles on the left; Ajax on the right.)
Black-figure amphora (Type A). Attic.
By the Exekias Painter (potter and painter).
Clay. Ca. 530—520 BCE.
Inv. No. 16757.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Etruscan Museum.
7. CERAMICS. Greece.
Achilles and Ajax playing a board game.
(Achilles on the left, Ajax on the right.)
Black-figure amphora (Type A). Attic.
By the Exekias Painter (potter and painter).
Clay. Ca. 530—520 BCE.
Inv. No. 16757.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Etruscan Museum.
8. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Belvedere Torso.
Marble. Greek copy of the 1st century BCE after a Greek original from the first half of the 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 1192.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, 26.
9. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Belvedere Torso.
Marble. Greek copy of the 1st century BCE after a Greek original from the first half of the 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 1192.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, 26.
10. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Torso, called Belvedere.
Marble. Work by Apollonios Athenian, son of Nestor.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, 26.
11. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
The duel between Eteocles and Polynices. (Variant: Death of Patroclus.)
Relief of the front of Etruscan cinerary urn.
Alabaster. 2nd century BCE.
Inv. No. 28136.
Verona, Museum-Lapidarium of Maffei.