N12.4 THE BODY OF SARPEDON
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London D56|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure (White Ground)|
|Painter||Name Vase of the Thanatos Painter|
|Date||ca 440 B.C.|
The winged gods Thanatos (Death) and Hypnos (Sleep) carry the body of Sarpedon from the battlefield of Troy. Hypnos is depicted as a beardless youth and his brother Thanatos (not shown) as a thick bearded man.