Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Achilles
Achilles instructed by Chiron
Achilles on Scyros, among the daughters of Lycomedes Entrusted to Lycomedes by Thetis
Achilles on Scyros, among the daughters of Lycomedes Discovered by Ulysses
Achilles on Scyros, among the daughters of Lycomedes Marrying Deidamia
Achilles on Scyros, among the daughters of Lycomedes Leaving Scyros
Achilles brought away from Chiron
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusAchilleid CyclesMiscellaneous
StatiusAchilleid Book I: Thetis, foreseeing the Trojan War, hides Achilles with the daughters of Lycomedes, but Ulysses and Diomedes discover him therevv. 349-362: Thetis asks Lycomedes to educate Achilles (disguised as a woman)
StatiusAchilleid Book I: Thetis, foreseeing the Trojan War, hides Achilles with the daughters of Lycomedes, but Ulysses and Diomedes discover him therevv. 217-241: Thetis brings the sleeping Achilles to Scyros
StatiusAchilleid Book I: Thetis, foreseeing the Trojan War, hides Achilles with the daughters of Lycomedes, but Ulysses and Diomedes discover him therevv. 852-866: Achilles takes a sword from the treasures offered by Ulysses, thus betraying his identity
StatiusAchilleid Book I: Thetis, foreseeing the Trojan War, hides Achilles with the daughters of Lycomedes, but Ulysses and Diomedes discover him therev. 917: Wedding of Achilles and Deidamia
Further details
The mottoes are corrupt versions of the Achilleid of Statius. From right off the top, clockwise: Chiron and Achilles, Thetys takes the sleeping Achilles away, Achilles entrusted to Lycomedes, Ulysses finds Achilles (2 scenes), Achilles marries Deidamia; centre: Achilles leaves Scyros
ARTIST/CREATOR
French
DATE
11th century - 12th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Maurice Prou, 'Bassin de bronze du XI ou du XII siècle, représentant la jeunesse d'Achille', Gazette archéologique, 11, 1886, pp. 38-43
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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