The Fate of Aias (page 634, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Basel, Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection BS 1404: Middle Corinthian cup with Aias impaled on his sword, discovered by Achaian leaders

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Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 1636: bronze shield-band relief with Aias impaled on sword, discovered by two Achaian leaders

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 55

Digital LIMC (no photo)

Olympia, Archaeological Museum B1654: bronze shield-band relief with Aias impaled on sword, discovered by three Achaian leaders, one elderly

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

Paestum Museum: metope from Hera I temple at Foce del Sele with Aias falling on his sword

Wikimedia

Digital LIMC (scene 27)

Boulogne, Musée Communale 558: Attic black-figure amphora by Exekias with Aias planting his sword in the ground, his armor to the right

Flickr

Flickr

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Basel, Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection BS 1442: Attic red-figure lekythos with Aias kneeling with arms raised heavenward, his sword planted

Wikimedia

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Beazley Archive Pottery Database (no photo)

Malibu, Getty Museum 86.AE.286: Attic red-figure cup by Brygos Painter with Tekmessa (mistress of Aias) covering dead Aias with cloak (interior; for sides A and B, see previous page)

Getty Museum

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 99.494: Etruscan mirror with Ajax committing suicide, with assistance of Athena

Museum of Fine Arts

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Vatican Museums A343: Attic black-figure cup with Aias and Achilleus playing a game of dice or draughts (on both sides)

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

 Vatican Museums A344: Attic black-figure amphora by Exekias with Aias and Achilleus playing a game of dice or draughts

Wikimedia

A. Furtwaengler, and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie III, 1932), pl. 131

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Vatican Museums

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 95.15: Attic black-figure lekythos with Aias and Achilleus playing a game of dice or draughts, and Athena in center, gesturing towards Achilleus

Museum of Fine Arts

Digital LIMC

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Olympia B4992: bronze shield-band relief with Achilleus and Aias gaming

P. C. Bol, Olympische Forschungen 17 (1989), pl. 73

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Athenian Akropolis inv. 160, 168 and 142: three fragments that may have been part of a sculptural group with Achilleus and Aias gaming, and with Athena in center

Reconstruction incorporating the fragments, from W. Deonna, “Astragalizontes? Groupe isolé ou fronton?”, Revue des Études Grecques 43 (1930) p. 391 fig. 5

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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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