II. Brave Beginnings
II-1 Centaur from Lefkandi, ca. 900 BC (end 10th century)
II-2 Centaur and Man (Herakles?), end 8th century BC
Possibly found at Olympia, uncertain
II-3 Joined Warriors, end 8th century BC
II-4 Fragment of scene possibly depicting the death of Astyanax.
Late 8th century BC
Large figure grabs smaller figure by the leg. Possibly referring to the sacking of Troy, as described in the Little Iliad (a mostly lost poem, shorter than Homer's Iliad). The scene seen here may illustrate the following passing, which describes how the Greek, Neoptolemos, killed the child Trojan prince, Astyanax: Neoptolemos seized Astyanax "from the bosom of the fair-haired nurse, and taking him by the foot, cast him from the tower."