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Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Achilles
1. CERAMICS. Greece.
Achilles puts on the armour forged by Hephaestus.
Peleus the father of Achilles, Achilles, Thetis the mother of Achilles, his son Neoptolemus (Pyrrhus) are represented.
Black-figure dish.
Clay.
Inv. No. 507.
Athens, National Archaeological Museum.
2. CERAMICS. Greece.
Achilles bandages Patroklos’ arm.
Red-figure kylix. Attic.
Attributed to Sosias as Potter by signature; to “Sosias Painter” by Beazley / “Berlin Painter” by Robertson as painter.
Clay. Ca. 500 BCE.
Inv. No. F 2278.
Berlin, State Museums, Old Museum.
3. CERAMICS. Greece.
François vase. Detail: the handle with representation of winged Animal Mistress (upper register), and Ajax carrying the dead Achilles (lower register).
Black-figure crater. Attic.
560 BCE.
Florence, National Archaeological Museum.
4. CERAMICS. Greece.
Achilles and Ajax playing a board game.
(Achilles on the left; Ajax on the right, between them stands Athena.)
Black-figure neck-amphora. Attic.
Attributed to the Leagros Group Painter.
Clay. Ca. 510 BCE.
Inv. No. 86.AE.81.
Los Angeles (USA), John Paul Getty Museum, The Getty Villa in Malibu.
5. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Achilles killing Troilus. Left side panel of the sarcophagus with scenes of the Trojan war (Iliupersis sarcophagus).
Proconnessian marble. Mid-2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 6722.
Mantua, Ducal Palace.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of the Trojan war (Iliupersis sarcophagus) — front panel.
Proconnessian marble. Mid-2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 6722.
Mantua, Ducal Palace.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Achilles at the Court of King Lycomedes (Achilles on the island of Scyros). Longitudinal panel of a sarcophagus.
Marble.
Ca. mid-2nd century CE.
Inv. Nos. II 1a 833 / 925, 926, 927, 930.
Moscow, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
8. CERAMICS. Greece.
Achilles killing Penthesilea.
Red-figure kylix. Attic.
Attributed to “Penthesilea Painter”.
Clay.
Early Classical period, ca. 470—460 BCE.
Inv. Nos. 2688 / J 370.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
9. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Alexander the Great as Achilles.
Intaglio.
Glaze.
1st century BCE — 1st century CE.
Inv. Nos. 129432 / 158837.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
10. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
So-called “Vase of Patroclus”, side A. Detail.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Darius Painter.
Clay. 340—320 BCE.
Inv. No. 81954 (?).
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
11. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Achilles on Skyros.
62—79 CE.
Inv. No. 9110.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Hall LXXII.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
“Achilles dragging Hector’s corpse round the Patroclus’ tomb” — scene from the lid of the sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad.
Greek marble. 160 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 43504.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
“Achilles mourning the dead Patroclus” — scene from the front panel of the sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad.
Greek marble. 160 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 43504.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
“Achilles washing Hector’s corpse prior to its restoration to Priam” — scene from the lid of the sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad.
Greek marble. 160 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 43504.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad (known as “The Pianabella sarcophagus”).
Greek marble. 160 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 43504.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad (known as “The Pianabella sarcophagus”) — the front panel.
Greek marble. 160 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 43504.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
17. MOSAIC. Greece.
The first bath of Achilles.
Cyprus. The villa of Theseus.
5th century CE.
Paphos, Archaeological Park.
18. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Achilles and Penthesilea (close-up of left-side relief of a sarcophagus).
Marble. Ca. 180 CE.
Inv. No. Ma 2119.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
19. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Sarcophagus of a married couple. Left side panel with a relief “Death of Penthesilea”.
Marble. Ca. 180 CE.
Inv. No. Ma 2119.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
20. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Achilles and the daughters of King Lycomedes (a close-up of the longitudinal panel of sarcophagus).
Marble. Ca 240 CE.
Inv. No. Ma 2120.
Paris, Louvre Museum.