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Thetis delivering arms to Achilles | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora "Accept from me the glorious arms of Hephaistos so splendid, and such as no man has ever worn on his shoulders.' The goddess spoke so, and set down the armour on the ground before Akhilleus." - Homer, Iliad 19.10

P13.9 THETIS & THE ARMS OF AKHILLEUS

Museum Collection: Martin von Wagner Museum, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Catalogue Number: Würzburg L504
Beazley Archive Number: Addenda 2.248
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Neck Amphora
Painter: Attributed to Hermonax
Date: ca 450 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Akhilleus receives a new set of armour from his mother Thetis which she had brought to him from the forge of Hephaistos. This is a scene from book 19 of Homer's Iliad.

NOTEThis image is a montage of two photos of the vase.

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