K15.5 PELEUS, ACHILLES & CHIRON
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre G186|
|Beazley Archive No.||201959|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Berlin Painter|
|Date||ca 500 - 480 B.C.|
Peleus delivers his son Achilles to the foster care of the wise centaur Chiron. The centaur is clothed in a chiton and has the full body of a man including human legs and feet with the torso and rear-legs of a horse attached to his rump. This is in contrast to depictions of other Centaurs who are entirely equine below the waist. He holds a branch hung with hares--the fruits of the hunt.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.