Patroklos And Achilles500 BC by Unknown

Athenian red-figure wine-cup (kylix) by Sosias found in Vulci, Italy, c. 500 bc.

Patroklos and Achilles

The younger, beardless Achilles wraps a bandage around the arm of his older, bearded friend. Achilles is in full armor, but without shinguards.

Patroklos, who looks away in pain and squats on a shield decorated with a tripod (?), carries a quiver and bow on his back. He wears a felt cap. An arrow lies parallel to his calf.
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