F7.2 HEPHAESTUS & THETIS
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Naples|
Hephaestus (Roman Vulcan) presents Thetis with a new set of armour for her son Achilles in a scene from Homer's Iliad. The goddess is seated on the right beside smith's wife Charis. Her reflection is also visible on the mirrored surface of the shield. Two Cyclopes assist the god in his work--one holding the shield, the other seated working on the helm.