The Fall of Troy (page 656, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 847: bronze shield-band relief with Neoptolemos and Astyanax?

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 29

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Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 160: fragmentary bronze shield-band relief with Neoptolemos attacking Priam with a spear; only the draped legs of Priam and part of the altar he sits on survive in the lower right corner

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 62

Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 1975: bronze shield-band relief with Neoptolemos attacking Priam with a spear; Priam sits on an altar

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 31

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Kerkyra/Corfu, Archaeological Museum: left corner of limestone pediment from Temple of Artemis, with Priam?, seated on throne?, under attack by lost figure of Neoptolemos?, whose spear tip survives (or Kronos threatened by Zeus? [see Gantz p. 44]; or Aigisthos under attack by Orestes? [see Gantz p. 678])

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Naples, Museo Nazionale 132642: Attic black-figure lekanis lid by the C Painter with Sack of Troy; figures to left of altar have been identified as Hekabe and Priam; warrior to right of altar who is seizing a boy can be identified as either Neoptolemos with Astyanax, or Achilleus with Troilos; Trojan horsemen and infantry rush to try and save boy

E. Gabrici, “Vasi greci arcaici della acropoli di Cuma” Mitteilunen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung 27, 1912, pl. 5

E. Gabrici, “Vasi greci arcaici della acropoli di Cuma” Mitteilunen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung 27, 1912, pl. 6

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Syracuse, Museo Archeologico 21894: Attic black-figure lekythos with Neoptolemos with sword holding Astyanax over body of Priam on altar; two women and youth are distressed spectators

P. Orsi, “Gela: Scavi del 1900-1905,” Monumenti antichi della Reale Accademia dei Lincei 17 (1906), cols. 221-222 fig. 177

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Paris, Louvre F29: fragmentary Attic black-figure amphora by Lydos with Sack of Troy; on left, statue of Athena, Kassandra and Aias; on right, Neoptolemos (see image below) hurls Astyanax on body of Priam on altar

Fragment with Neoptolemos and legs of Priam, from J.C. Hoppin, Handbook of Greek Black-Figured Vases (1924), fig. p. 164

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Berlin, Antikensammlung F3988: Attic black-figure tripod kothon with Neoptolemos hurling Astyanax on body of Priam on altar; pleading woman can be identified as Andromache or Hekabe; also four armed spectators

A. Furtwängler [Editor], Die Sammlung Sabouroff: Kunstdenkmäler aus Griechenland 1, 1883-1887, pl. 49 below

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Paris, Louvre F222: Attic black-figure neck-amphora with Neoptolemos flinging Astyanax towards Priam, who lies on altar while pleading with Neoptolemos

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Bonn, Akademisaches Kunstmuseum 39: Attic black-figure neck-amphora with Neoptolemos flinging Astyanax towards Priam, who sits on an altar; a child flees to the right

E. Gerhard, Auserlesene Griechische Vasenbilder, hauptsächlich Etruskischen Fundorts 3: Heroenbilder, meistens homerisch (1847) pl. 214

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Munich, Antikensammlungen 1700: Attic black-figure hydria; on shoulder of the hydria, the battlements of Troy , populated by distressed Trojan women and soldiers, one of whom holds a drinking horn; on the body of the hydria, a gate, through which issue horses from a chariot, and a Trojan warrior and archer; then an armed Athena, a kneeling Priam, and a warrior hurling a child against an altar with a tripod (Neoptolemos and Astyanax or Achilleus and Troilos?)

Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica 1 (1832) pl. 34

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Athens, National Museum Akr 212: fragments of an Attic red-figure cup exterior with (left fragment) Kassandra grasping statue of Athena, and drapery of Priam, who is to be restored on bloody altar; and (right fragment) Neoptolemos with Astyanax (name inscribed), then Helen to right and Menelaos, behind whom is dead Deiphobos (Helen’s second Trojan husband)

G.C. Richards, “Selected Vase-Fragments from the Acropolis of Athens—II,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 14 (1894) pl. 2 (detail)

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Paris, Louvre G154: Attic red-figure cup by Brygos Painter with Sack of Troy: in upper image, Akamas leads away Polyxena, then tripod and Priam seated on altar and Neoptolemos about to hurl Astyanax at him; in lower image, Trojan falling before Greek warrior, fleeing Trojan woman, Greek warrior attacking fallen Trojan and Adromache with pestle and fleeing Astyanax

A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie I, 1904), pl. 25

TeeGee: Opera Nobilia et al.

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

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