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Achilles and Ajax - Exekias - Ancient Greek Amphora Vase- Vatican Museum Replica

Achilles and Ajax - Exekias - Ancient Greek Amphora Vase- Vatican Museum Replica

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ACHILLES & AJAX - EXEKIAS This item is an reproduction of an amphora located in Vatican Museum. It depicts Achilles and Ajax, both identified by their names added in the genitive. They are sitting across from each other, looking at a block situated between them. The board game they are playing, which might be compared to a backgammon or checkers variant, was played with a die. According to the words written next to the two players, Achilles proclaims he has thrown a four, while Ajax a three. Although the two of them are pictured playing, they are clearly depicted as being on duty, wearing their body-armour and holding their spears. The rest of their weapons are situated in close proximity, suggesting that they might head back into battle any moment. Apart from the selection of this very intimate, relaxed scene as a symbol for the Trojan War, this vase-painting also showcases the talent of Exekias as an artist: the figures of both Achilles and Ajax are decorated with fine incised details, showing almost every hair. The colors are very simple, natural pigments that could have easily been found in nature and utilized by the Ancient Greeks. It was Hand made in Greece, height is approximately 14 inches. Our clay items are Hand painted and not fastly made, nor are they cheaply made of substitute materials such as resin. We stick to the materials and methods used by ancient Greeks and use only top quality ceramics and paints. Do not expect "perfection" as if these clay vases was not mass produced from a machine like many are, but by hand. Vase Details:Condition: New, Copy, Handmade in Greece.Material: ClayHeight: 35cm (14") ********Check Out Our other items For Sale! Buy more items & SAVE ON SHIPPING! Store Policies: Payment We accept Paypal and we'll ship worldwide! ShippingWe Offer Shipping Discounts for multiple purchase. For the second item we offer 20% discount. For major orders we can give you additional discount. Legal notice to all international order: We are not responsible for customs duties and taxes that may be charged on international orders. Please email us for more information. Customer Service & Return PoliciesAll items are returnable within 14 days of the shipping date for a full money back guarantee (excluding shipping charges). If you are not satisfied with an item, you may exchange it or receive a full refund if it is returned in its original condition and packaging. In the event that the item is unavailable for replacement, a refund will be processed. If we feel that the return policy is being abused we reserve the right to refuse any exchange, credit or refund. Refunds will be processed via the method used for payment unless another method is requested.14 Days 100% Money Back GuaranteeIf you are not satisfied with the product. No questions asked! We'll be very glad if you Visit our Store and have a look of our other items For Sale! <div style="text-align:center"><img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/sw/java.gif" border="0"><br><table align="center"><tr><td><a style="text-decoration:none" href="http://store.auctiva.com/polis"><img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/sw/images.gif" border="0"></a></td><td height="27px" valign="middle" align="center"><font face="arial" size="2"><b><a href="http://store.auctiva.com/polis">polis</a> Store</b></font></td></tr></table></div> <img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/web/aswCredit.gif" border="0"><br><a href="http://www.auctiva.com/?how=scLnk2" target="_blank"><img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/images/sc1line2.gif" border="0"></a> <div style="text-align:center"><a style="text-decoration:none" href="http://mostpopular.sellathon.com/?id=AC1140202"><img src="http://www.sellathon.com/Resources/Images/countercredit.gif" border="0"></a></div>