|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1884,0223.2|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure (White Ground)|
|Painter||Attributed to the Sabouroff Painter|
|Date||ca 470-440 B.C.|
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.