Description The relief shows Achilles in his tent sulking, and refusing to fight the Trojans until the injustice done to him by Agamemnon is rectified ("Iliad" I). Achilles is on a couch or chair holding drapery up over his head. The leg of the furniture is in the form of a lion's foot. His sheathed sword hangs from his left hand, his helmet and cuirass are on the ground beside him, and his shield leans against a column at the far left. A raised border with grooves and hatching frames the relief. Holes for attaching it to a box pierce the frame. Typologically this plaque is related to Walters 71.29.
- Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926
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