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O12.7 LAPITHS & CENTAURS (CENTAUROMACHY)

Lapiths & Centaurs | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre G367
Beazley Archive No. 214587
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater
Painter Name vase of the Painter of Louvre Centauromachy
Date ca 450 - 430 B.C.
Period High Classical

DESCRIPTION

Lapith warriors fight Centaurs in a scene from the Centauromachy (Battle of the Centaurs). The men wields spears and the Centaurs tree-branches and stones.

"That day when he wreaked vengeance on the hairy beast-men and drove them from Pelion." - Homer, Iliad 2.742

ARTICLES

Centaurs