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Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, leader of the Achean Greeks that sieged and destroyed the city of Troy. He's the brother of Menelaus, husband of Helen, whose abduction started the decade-long Trojan War. For his appareance I had to research quite a bit. The armor is described by Homer: "The armor had ten strips of black enamel as well as twelve strips made of gold and 20 made of tin (...) Enamel snakes lay toward the neck, three on each side, similar to the rainbows that the son of Kronos places in the clouds as a signal for men". And he also commented on the sword scabbard, the lenght of the cuirass, the presence of a belt and the decoration of the sword's hilt. He rides a typical "box chariot", a symbol of status for the Mycenaean kings of the time, it's covered in cow's hide, but that's something that will come with the coloring.

I consulted this:
www.salimbeti.com/micenei/armo…
And Osprey's books:
D'AMATO, Raffaele, SALIMBETI, Andrea. Bronze Age Greek warrior, 1600-1100 BC. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2011.
FIELDS, Nic. Bronze Age War Chariots. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2006.
The first is illustrated by Giuseppe Rava and the second by Brian Delf.
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MoonyMina's avatar

truly awesome!!! I love the details and the composition!