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T19.9 THE PSYCHOSTASIA OF MEMNON

Psychostasia of Memnon | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 10.177
Beazley Archive No. 205806
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Stamnos
Painter Attributed to the Syracuse Painter
Date ca 490 - 480 B.C.
Period Early Classical

DESCRIPTION

The goddesses Thetis and Eos petition Zeus, or his herald Hermes, with raised hands as he weighs the souls of their sons on the scales of fate to decide the outcome of their coming battle. Miniature warrior-figures, representing the souls of Achilles and Memnon, stand balanced on the scale. The god also holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand.

ARTICLES

Eos, Thetis, Hermes, Zeus