T19.9 THE PSYCHOSTASIA OF MEMNON
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 10.177|
|Beazley Archive No.||205806|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Syracuse Painter|
|Date||ca 490 - 480 B.C.|
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.