Achilles and ajax

"Achilles and Ajax Playing Dice"

circa 540 BCE - 530 BCE

Why is it canonical?

Signed by Exekias as both potter and painter, this amphora is an example of the black-figured painting technique popular during this era and originating in Attica. The scene depicted, although not described in the Iliad, shows the influence of Homer.

Images and Videos

Achilles and ajax

Achilles and Ajax Playing Dice. Black-figured aphora signed by Exekias.

Resources

Wikipedia page about the potter and painter Exekias.