Kassandra

Kassandra and Ajax at statue of Athena. Detail from Athenian red-figure hydria c. 480/475 BC. Naples. Museo Archeologico Nazionale H2422Gem impression. <i>Greek Gems and Finger Rings </i>pl. 1004Daughter of King Priam of Troy and prophetess. At the Sack she is raped from sanctuary with Athena by the Lesser Ajax (2), and shown clinging to the goddess' statue, herself often naked. She is taken home by Agamemnon.

Above left: Kassandra and Ajax at statue of Athena. Detail from Athenian red-figure hydria c. 480/475 BC. Naples. Museo Archeologico Nazionale H2422 © Museo Archeologico Naples

Above right: Gem impression. Greek Gems and Finger Rings pl. 1004 © John Boardman