P13.3 HEPHAESTUS & THETIS
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 13.188|
|Beazley Archive No.||203143|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Dutuit Painter|
|Date||ca 480 B.C.|
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).