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Chiron receiving the boy Achilles from Peleus | Greek vase, Athenian red figure stamnos

K15.4 KHEIRON & THE FOSTERING OF AKHILLEUS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre G186
Beazley Archive Number: 201959
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Stamnos
Painter: Attributed to the Berlin Painter
Date: ca 500 - 480 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Peleus delivers the boy Akhilleus into the foster care of the kentauros (centaur) Kheiron. The kentauros is depicted clothed and with the entire fore-body of a man, including legs and feet. This is in contrast to depictions of the other Kentauroi who are always shown as fully equine below the waist. He holds in his hand a branch, hung with dead hares, the fruits of the hunt.

ARTICLESThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESKheiron

 
 
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