The Fate of Aias (page 633, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum 3695: Attic red-figure cup by Douris; on side A of exterior, Aias and Odysseus’ dispute over arms of Achilleus, with Agamemnon in center; on side B of exterior, vote over arms, with Athena in center, Odysseus on left and Aias on the right; on interior, Neoptolomos (son of Achilleus) receives arms of his father from Odysseus

Side A

Side B, interior and side A

Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica 8, 1867, pl. 41

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Malibu, Getty Museum 86.AE.286: Attic red-figure cup by Brygos Painter with Aias and Odysseus’ dispute over arms of Achilleus; vote over arms (side B); and Tekmessa (mistress of Aias) covering dead Aias with cloak (interior) 

Sides A (above) and B (below)

Interior

Getty Museum

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London, British Museum E69: Attic red-figure cup by Brygos Painter with Aias and Odysseus’ dispute over arms of Achilleus, with Agamemnon in center (side A); vote over arms, with Athena in center, Odysseus on left and Aias on the right (side B); Achilleus’ arms under handles

Side A

Side B

British Museum

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Berlin, Antikensammlung F2000 (not lost, as Gantz): Attic black-figure lekythos with dispute of Aias and Odysseus over arms of Achilleus, with Agamemnon and arms in center

C. Robert, Bild und Lied: archäologische Beiträge zur Geschichte der griechischen Heldensage (1881), figure p. 217

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Munich, Antikensammlungen 1411: Attic black-figure amphora with old man and youth restraining hero on the left and the right (dispute of Aias and Odysseus?)

Archäologische Zeitung (1854), pl. 67

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Paris, Louvre F340: Attic black-figure oinochoe with two youths restraining hero on the left and on the right, and with bearded hero in the center (dispute of Aias and Odysseus, with Agamemnon in the center?)

Wiener Vorlegeblätter für archaeologische Übungen (1889), pl. 5.2

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Naples, Museo Nazionale 81083 (H3358): Attic black-figure pelike with Odysseus speaking from platform, arms of Achilleus, and Aias listening

Annali dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1865), pl. F

Gallery

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New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art 42.11.13: steatite engraved gem with Aias (named) impaled on his sword

Metropolitan Museum

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Berlin, Antikensammlung V.I. 3319: Protocorinthian aryballos with Aias impaled on slanting sword

K. Friis Johansen, Les vases sicyoniens : étude archéologique (1923), pl. 23.2a

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Berlin, Antikensammlung

Paris, Louvre E635: Early Corinthian column krater with Aias impaled on sword, discovered by Diomedes and Odysseus

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Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica, vol. 6 (1857), pl. 33C 

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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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