Pirithous and Hippodamia receives centaurs at his wedding
Fresco from Pompeii (House of Gavius Rufus VII, 2, 16). Inv. No. 9044.Naples, National Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Pirithous and Hippodamia receives centaurs at his wedding.

Fresco from Pompeii (House of Gavius Rufus VII, 2, 16).
Inv. No. 9044.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale)

Pompeii.
Description:
Pirithous, with Hippodamia, receives homage from one of the centaurs, who are guests at his wedding. The wedding would degenerate into a fight after the centaurs kidnapped the Lapith women, and Theseus would intervene to calm the situation.
Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
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