Attic black figure amphora by Exekias, showing Achilles killing the Amazon, Penthesileia

ca 540-530 (mid-late 6th century)

Note archaic schema for depiction of figures, such as frontal eye in profile head atop a frontal torso atop profile legs. This painting illustrates the archaic feature of explicitness and impassivity: note Penthesileia's "archaic smile"!
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