Main Panel: Priam and Hekabe, Achilles and Hektor

Shoulder: Herakles pursuing Kyknos, aided by Athena and Zeus

Main panel: Achilles dragging Hektor past the tomb of Patroklos

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Summary: Achilles dragging Hektor past the tomb of Patroklos
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Antiope Group
Date: ca. 520 BC - ca. 510 BC

H. 0.566 m., D. Rim 0.261 m., Max. D. 0.33 m., D Foot 0.17 m.

Shape: Hydria
Beazley Number: 351200
Period: Late Archaic

Decoration Description:

Shoulder: Herakles and Kyknos. The opponents run towards each other, holding spears raised. Kyknos wears Corinthian helmet and shield; Herakles wears baldric across his lionskin and quiver on shoulder. In front of Herakles and Kyknos, their chariots race towards the right. In center, Zeus moving right, looking behind him, raising left hand to stop the combat. At left, Athena drives Herakles' chariot. Old man wearing white chiton drives Kyknos' chariot.

Body: Achilles drags body of Hektor past tomb of Patroklos. Achilles wears short chiton and Corinthian helmet, and is armed with two spears and shield (device on shield is triskeles). He steps to the right into the chariot, looking back at Priam and Hecuba who stand in a porch with Doric column. Priam wears himation which covers his head, holds a staff in one hand and stretches the other out at Achilles. Hecuba puts hand to forehead in mourning. Hektor's body is dragged behind the chariot by the feet. The tomb of Patroklos is indicated by a white burial mound, above which flies a winged, armed eidolon of Patroklos. A bearded snake crawls in front of the tomb. In front of the chariot, Iris runs to the left, wearing chiton, himation and necklace, her arms raised. Inscriptions: above Hektor, *E*K*T*W*R ("Hektor"), on tomb, *P*A*T*R*O*K*L*W ("Patroklos"). Graffito on base: *L*E ("LE").


Above Hektor, *E*K*T*W*R ("Hektor"), on tomb, *P*A*T*R*O*K*L*W ("Patroklos").


on base, *L*E