Garden of the Hesperides
The British Museum
Kheiron and Achilles
Fresco, ca 65-79 AD, Imperial Roman
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Kheiron instructs the boy Achilles in the playing of the lyre. The kentauros (centaur) rests on his equine haunch. He wears an animal skin cloak and a wreath of laurel.
From Evans’ Scripta Minoa
Detail of Panathenaic amphora, ca. 530 b.c.; Archaic
Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter
Achilles drags Hector’s body around walls of Troy
Sarcophagus of the Spouses, terracotta.
6th century B.C.
[Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia]
Painted sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa
Aphrodite stands naked on a cockle shell in the sea following her birth, attended by the twin winged love gods Eros and Himeros. Other Erotes fish in the sea.
Mosaic, Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
Hermes slays Argos Panoptes with his sword. Behind him stands Io, hidden in the guise of heifer. The body of the guardian giant is covered with staring eyes.
Attic Red Figure, ca 490 BC, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany.