*MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – HAND PAINTED *
Height : 30 cm (11.8in)
width: 18 cm (7.1in)
Net Weight: 1,75 kgr (3.85 lb)
Material: Clay – Genuine Ceramic
Our vase is based on the famous black figure amphora known as «The Suicide of Ajax vase».
The Suicide of Ajax Vase depicting the suicide of Ajax a “neck amphora” in shape, and painted in the black-figure style. It is now in the Château-musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer in France. The painter was Exekias who made this work in Athens at the end of the Archaic Period, around 530 BC. The scene shows Ajax preparing for his suicide, a unique scene in Ancient Greek art. Black-figure is a technique for pottery decoration where the painter would paint the figures in black paint and leave the background as unpainted clay. Ajax appears in the middle, bent over his sword which he is placing in the ground. There is a tree to one side of him and his suit of armor to the other side.