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Thetis, Hephaestus & the armour of Achilles | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora

P13.3 THE ARMOUR OF AKHILLEUS

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 13.188
Beazley Archive Number: 203143
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Amphora, Nolan
Painter: Attributed to the Dutuit Painter
Date: ca 480 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Thetis receives a new set of armour for her son Akhilleus fromHephaistos. The divine smith stands polishing the new shield. A pair of greaves, a helm and the smith's tools hang from the wall. This is an illustration of a scene from Homer's Iliad.
Side B: Nike (not shown)

ARTICLESThetis, Hephaistos

 
 
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