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Chiron Tutoring Achilles in the lyre | Roman fresco Pompeii

F15.1 KHEIRON & AKHILLEUS

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman IV Style
Context: Herculaneum, Basilica
Date: ca 65 -79 AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Kheiron instructs the boy Akhilleus in the playing of the lyre. The kentauros (centaur) rests on his equine haunch. He wears an animal skin cloak and a wreath of laurel.

ARTICLES

Kheiron

 
 
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