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Homeric scene from the Trojan War of the Greek hero Ajax and the Trojan prince Hektor fighting over the body of the murdered Greek hero Patroklos, whom Hektor has stripped of the armour given to him by his beloved Achilles (Iliad, XVII).

 

Inscribed below the groundline in Greek, ΔΑΜΑΣ (vanquish). Perhaps the work of Giovanni Calandrelli (1784–1853),

 

 

Ca. 1810

 

 

Ex: London private collection, acquired at a London auction house. London Market, 2021.

 

#m586

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.48

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