A genre of ancient Athenian art from Greece, amazonomachy (Amazonomachia) was the art of representing Amazons, for example a scene of the battle between the Amazons and the Athenians, led by Theseus.

This could be on terracotta or by carving into marble, such as at the Parthenon.


The Shield of Athena Parthenos, battle of the Athenians against the Amazons , the women warriors, (Amazonomachy). Some opponents of Pheidias said that 2 figures of the Shield are the images of Pheidias and his friend Pericles. See:


A part of the Amazonomachy of the Mausoleum, an Amazon attacking a male warrior, probably a work of Scopas. According to Pliny the Elder Scopas was responsible for the sculptures of the East side, Leochares for the West side, Bryaxis for the North side and Timotheos for the South side of the Mausoleum. (A colored version, original colors unknown).


Amazonomachy: fight between Greek warriors and Amazons. Marble, sarcophagus panel, ca. 160–170 AD. Served as basin for the Tigris fountain.

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Amazonomachy (fight between Greeks and Amazons), relief of a sarcophagus (ca. 180 BC), found in Salonica, 1836.

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Amazonomachy Christie Painter MAN

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Corneto sarcophagus

Theseus Leading The Athenian Soldiers Against The Amazons Print by After Peter Paul Rubens

Theseus leading the Athenian Soldiers against the Amazons, After Peter Paul Rubens

The Battle Of The Amazons Print by Studio of Peter Paul Rubens

The Battle of the Amazons, Studio of Peter Paul Rubens

Battle Of Amazons Print by Leon Davent

Battle of Amazons, Leon Davent

The Battle Of The Amazons Print by Johann Georg Platzer

The Battle Of The Amazons, Johann Georg Platzer

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Combat of Greeks and Amazons with Achilles and Penthesilea, Girolamo da Carpi

The Battle Of The Amazons Print by Enea Vico

The Battle of the Amazons, Enea Vico

Amazonomachy Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Bassae

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