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N12.4 THE BODY OF SARPEDON

Hypnos & Body of Sarpedon | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London D56
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Red Figure (White Ground)
Shape Lekythos
Painter Name Vase of the Thanatos Painter
Date ca 440 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

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.

ARTICLES

Thanatos, Hypnos