Exekias, Attic black figure amphora with Ajax and Achilles playing a game


Achilles and Ajax, heroes of the Trojan War, break from battle to play a friendly game that hints at a tragic future.

Exekias, Attic black figure amphora with Ajax and Achilles playing a game, c. 540-530 B.C.E., Archaic Period, 61.1 cm high, found in Vulci (Gregorian Etruscan Museum, Vatican)


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