Marian Maguire

Manuka Gully - Ajax

Manuka Gully - Ajax by Marian Maguire

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If the first etching in this series is characterised by the confidence of Ajax, the last demonstrates his despair. As the strongest surviving Greek warrior at the end of the war, he was to be awarded Achilles’ armour made by the god Hephaistos. Cheated by the intervention of the Gods, it passed instead to Odysseus, leaving Ajax filled with fury. He later killed himself in shame. (Southern Myths, 2005)

Title
Manuka Gully - Ajax
Artist/creator
Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Dimensions
640 x 535 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/9
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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