Greek Vase USB Stick

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Created especially for the British Museum, this 4GB USB stick is based on an ancient Greek pot dated to around 540BC-530BC. <br /> <br /> The decorations on the vase portray a key scene from Greek mythology: Achilles slaying Penthesilea. A vital part of the Trojan saga, it is the moment in which Achilles (a Greek warrior) and Penthesilea (a queen of the Amazons, who were the enemy) fall in love. The vase shows Achilles thrusting his spear into the neck of the Amazon whose ambiguous pose - half fleeing, half falling - cleverly conveys the essence of her predicament. His eyes meet hers as he delivers the fatal blow. <br> <br> The original piece resides in the British Museum. It was found in Cyrenaica, modern Libya. This small-scale interpretation serves as a decorative ornament or gift that conveys a key historical story. <br> <br> <a href="http://bit.ly/17lWodV" target="_blank" title="View the original Greek vase here" class="linkarrow">View the original Greek vase that inspired the design here<span class="arrow"></span></a> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/1dq4YiA" target="_blank" title="Read more about ancient Greek pottery here" class="linkarrow">Read more about ancient Greek pottery here<span class="arrow"> </span></a> <br /> <br />

Exclusive to the British Museum, a 4GB USB Stick shaped as an ancient Greek vase from the Museum's collection. 

The vase, dated to around 540-530 BC shows the Greek hero Achilles slaying Penthesilea, the queen of the Amazons during the epic Trojan war. The climax of the scene, as represented in the traditional black-figure design, shows Achilles thrusting his spear into the neck of Penthesilea at the very moment he falls in love with her.

A handy souvenir inspired by ancient Greece.

  • Product Code: CMCS53160
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • T.P: 7.03
  • Material: Rubber exterior
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg

Created especially for the British Museum, this 4GB USB stick is based on an ancient Greek pot dated to around 540BC-530BC. <br /> <br /> The decorations on the vase portray a key scene from Greek mythology: Achilles slaying Penthesilea. A vital part of the Trojan saga, it is the moment in which Achilles (a Greek warrior) and Penthesilea (a queen of the Amazons, who were the enemy) fall in love. The vase shows Achilles thrusting his spear into the neck of the Amazon whose ambiguous pose - half fleeing, half falling - cleverly conveys the essence of her predicament. His eyes meet hers as he delivers the fatal blow. <br> <br> The original piece resides in the British Museum. It was found in Cyrenaica, modern Libya. This small-scale interpretation serves as a decorative ornament or gift that conveys a key historical story. <br> <br> <a href="http://bit.ly/17lWodV" target="_blank" title="View the original Greek vase here" class="linkarrow">View the original Greek vase that inspired the design here<span class="arrow"></span></a> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/1dq4YiA" target="_blank" title="Read more about ancient Greek pottery here" class="linkarrow">Read more about ancient Greek pottery here<span class="arrow"> </span></a> <br /> <br />

Exclusive to the British Museum, a 4GB USB Stick shaped as an ancient Greek vase from the Museum's collection. 

The vase, dated to around 540-530 BC shows the Greek hero Achilles slaying Penthesilea, the queen of the Amazons during the epic Trojan war. The climax of the scene, as represented in the traditional black-figure design, shows Achilles thrusting his spear into the neck of Penthesilea at the very moment he falls in love with her.

A handy souvenir inspired by ancient Greece.

  • Product Code: CMCS53160
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • T.P: 7.03
  • Material: Rubber exterior
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg
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