Roman fragment depicting Achilles and ChironR186
A fragment from a red slip ware pottery oil lamp with moulded applique decoration. The decoration depicts the infant Achilles being taught to hunt by the centaur Chiron. The young hero rides on the back of the centaur holding a spear and Chiron holds a recently killed hare. The scene is framed by a frieze of hares and a hunting dog.
Roman, North African colonies, 3rd or 4th Century AD
6.3 x 7.5 cms
Fragment as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, London, UK.