Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerIliad Book XVI: Patroclus joins the fight in Achille's armour, drives the Trojans back and is killed by Hectorvv. 864-865: Automedon escapes with Achilles's horses from Hector's spear
Further details
Fake of an antique gem, inspired by Flaxman, especially the Achilles dragging the dead Hector in the Iliad cycle
ARTIST/CREATOR
Italian after Flaxman, John (1755-1826)
DATE
early 19th century
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities) (inv. 1978,1002.445)
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RELATIONS
British Museum
Contact
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