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Hephaestus presenting Thetis with the arms of Achilles | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

P13.4 THE ARMOUR OF AKHILLEUS

Museum Collection:  Antiken-museen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue No.: Berlin F2294
Beazley Archive No.: 204340
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Name vase of the Foundry Painter
Date: ca 490 - 480 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Thetis receives a set of armour for her son Akhilleus from Hephaistos. The smith holds a hammer and helm, Thetis the shield and spear. Greaves hang from the wall. The scene is from Homer's Iliad.

ARTICLESThetis, Hephaistos

 
 
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