Ilioupersis (Sack of Troy)
Side A: Cassandra at the Palladion, an attendant hastening with a box to the left. Cassandra is being menaced by Ajax the Less. To the right, Neoptolemos prepares to hurl Astyanax (son of Hector) from the walls of Troy. Priam is seated on the altar. At the extreme right, two warriors fighting or quarreling.
Side B: Aeneas carrying his aged father Anchises from Troy. Creusa follows behind and a warrior leads the way. He may be Ascanius or Hermes in the guise of Aeneas's son.
Mixing bowl (calyx krater) with scenes from the fall of Troy
- Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.
- the Altamura Painter,
- Place of Manufacture
- Athens, Attica, Greece
- Height: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); diameter: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)
- Medium or Technique
- Ceramic, Red Figure
- Catalogue Raisonné
- Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 159; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 065.
- Accession Number
- Not on view