Penthesileia

Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 530 BC. London, British Museum 1836.2-24.127.Detail from an Attic red-figure clay cup, about 460-450 BC. Munich, Antikensammlungen 8705.A queen of the Amazons. Daughter of Ares and a mortal mother. She fought with the Trojans against the Greeks in the last years of the Trojan War, and was slain by Achilles, who was said to have fallen in love with her.

Above left: Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 530 BC. London, British Museum 1836.2-24.127. © British Museum Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 184

Above right: Detail from an Attic red-figure clay cup, about 460-450 BC. Munich, Antikensammlungen 8705. © Antikensammlungen, Munich Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 185