P13.9 ACHILLES & THETIS
|Museum Collection||Martin von Wagner Museum, Würzburg|
|Catalogue No.||Würzburg L504|
|Beazley Archive No.||Addenda 2.248|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Hermonax|
|Date||ca 450 B.C.|
Achilles receives armour crafted by the god Hephaestus from his mother Thetis. This painting illustrates a scene from book 19 of Homer's Iliad.
This image is a montage of two photos of the vase.
"'Accept from me the glorious arms of Hephaistos so splendid, and such as no man has ever worn on his shoulders.' The goddess [Thetis] spoke so, and set down the armour on the ground before Akhilleus." - Homer, Iliad 19.10