Another Side of Ajax

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Diosphos Painter
Attic white-figure lekythos, c. 500 BC
Musée du Louvre

On this lekythos, a vessel for storing perfumed oil used in funeral rites, Ajax and Achilles, the two greatest Greek warriors at Troy, enjoy a game of some kind, though they remain fully armed!

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