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Vulcan (Hephaestus), Thetis & the Armour of Achilles | Roman fresco Pompeii

F7.2 HEPHAISTOS & THETIS

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Roman
Context: Pompeii
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Hephaistos presents the armour of Akhilleus to Thetis, whose form is reflected in the gloss of the shield. The goddess is seated beside Kharis, the goddess wife of the smith. Two Kyklopes assist the god in his work, one holding the shield, the other seated and working on the helm.

ARTICLESHephaistos, Thetis, Kharis, Kyklopes

 
 
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