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Un vase à décor épique au Musée de Metz

Abstract : The contribution is devoted to the study of an attic black-figured amphora from about 510 BC, which is part of the Campana collection present at the museum of Metz since 1863 and still unpublished. Although without denominative inscriptions, the scenes painted on the amphora are both clearly epic in inspiration, evoking, like the Little Iliad and other lost poems of the Epic Cycle, the end of the Trojan War, with Ajax carrying the body of Achilles on the main face, and, on the reverse, a representation that several parallels allow to identify as the Recovery of Helen by Menelaos. These iconographic themes are placed in an overall evolution and also considered in relation to the historical and political context of the moment in Athens.
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Laurence Baurain. Un vase à décor épique au Musée de Metz. Annales de l'Est, Association d'historiens de l'Est, 2017, L'Antiquité en Lorraine : actualité des recherches, 2017 (Numéro spécial). ⟨hal-02376912⟩



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