The Fall of Troy (page 655, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Chest of Kypselos from temple of Hera at Olympia (known through Pausanias’ description and modern reconstructions)

Pausanias Description of Greece 5.19.5:

Ajax too is represented dragging Cassandra from the image of Athena, and by him is also an inscription: “Ajax of Locri is dragging Cassandra from Athena” (original Greek).

Detail of  Aias dragging Kassandra from statue of Athena, from reconstruction of chest of Kypselos (lost monument once in temple of Hera, Olympia) by W. von Massow, “Die Kypseloslade,” Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung vol. 41 (1916), pl. 1.

Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 1801: bronze shield-band relief with Aias dragging Kassandra from statue of Athena

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 7

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Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 1654: bronze shield-band relief with Aias dragging Kassandra from statue of Athena

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 18

Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 975: bronze shield-band relief with Aias dragging Kassandra from statue of Athena

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 56

London, British Museum B379: Attic black-figure cup in the manner of the C Painter with Aias dragging partially hidden Kassandra from statue of Athena

British Museum

C. Smith, “Four Archaic Vases from Rhodes,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 5 (1884), pl. 40

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Naples, Museo Nazionale 81669 (H2422): Attic red-figure hydria by Kleophrades Painter with Sack of Troy, including Aias dragging Kassandra from statue of Athena (for the death of Priam from same vase, see Gantz page 657 upper; for rescue of Aithra, see Gantz page 658; and for Aineias carrying Anchises from Troy, see Gantz p. 716)

Classical Art Research Centre, Univ. of Oxford

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A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie I, 1904), pl. 34 (detail)

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

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Rome, Villa Giulia 50279: Fragment of Paestan red-figure calyx krater with Kassandra dragging Aias from statue of Athena, while priestess flees

D. Sells, Old Comedy and its Performative Rivals of the Fifth Century, dissertation Univ. of Toronto (2011), fig. 5

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Athens, Agora Museum P 10201a: Attic Late Geometric fragment with possible depiction of Neoptolemos seizing Astyanax in presence of nurse or Andromache, with Trojan male advancing from the right

Agora Image

Reconstruction from E.T.H. Brann, “A Figured Geometric Fragment from the Athenian Agora,” Antike Kunst 2 (1959) fig. p. 35

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Mykonos, Archaeological Museum 2240: Relief pithos with possible depiction of Neoptolemos killing Asyanax in presence of Andromache (for pithos, see also Gantz p. 654)

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Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, June 2022

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