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P13.3 HEPHAESTUS & THETIS

Hephaestus & Thetis | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 13.188
Beazley Archive No. 203143
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Amphora, Nolan
Painter Attributed to the Dutuit Painter
Date ca 480 B.C.
Period Early Classical

DESCRIPTION

Side A: Thetis receives a set of armour for her son Achilles from the divine smith Hephaestus. The god stands polishing the new shield which is decorated with a small Gorgoneion (Gorgon's head). A pair of greaves, helm and the smith's tools hang from the wall. This painting illustrates a scene from Homer's Iliad.
Side B: Nike (not shown).

ARTICLES

Hephaestus, Thetis