Relief with Achilles on Skyros
Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.
Legacy dimension: H.: 19cm W.: 10.7 cm
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Relief based on story of Achilles receiving his armor on the island of Skyros. Deidameia kneels in front, holding a sheathed sword in both hands with a shield behind her. At left, a woman with her left hand to her head, King Lykomedes in the center, and a youth at the right. In the background, four columns of the front of a building. Broken and reglued. Traces of red paint.
By date unknown: Kofler Collection (according to a letter from Herbert Cahn); by 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G, Malzgasse 25, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland (Sonderliste O, December 1972, no. 76: from Egypt and later from the Maurice Nahman Collection [sold in Paris, June 1953, 276]); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 14, 1976
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund