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Achilles - Mother (Thetis) Orders New Armor

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Thetis, mother of Achilles, has ordered new armor for her son.  Hephaestus (the craftsman) gives Thetis the new armor - a scene interpreted on the inside (called the "tondo") of an ancient Greek cup.   This artifact is also known as the "Berlin Foundry Cup."

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Attic red-figure Kylix, 490–480 BC - also known as the "Berlin Foundry Cup."

Maintained at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany - Kompartiment XV (Die Götter Giechenlands), case 7

Reference, Beazley Archive (at Oxford), ARV2, 1573.

 

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