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N12.2 THANATOS

Thanatos | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London 1884,0223.2
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Red Figure (White Ground)
Shape Lekythos
Painter Attributed to the Sabouroff Painter
Date ca 470-440 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Thanatos (Death) carries the body of Sarpedon from the battlefield of Troy, a scene described in book 16 of Homer's Iliad. The god is depicted as a bearded, winged man dressed in a chort chiton. His beardless twin brother Hypnos (Sleep) (not shown) holds the head of the dead hero.

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