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Sarpedon

Detail from an Athenian red-figure calyx-crater c. 550-500 BC. New York, Metropolitan Museum 1972.11.10A Lycian king at Troy, son of Zeus and grandson of Bellerophon. He is killed by Patroklos, wearing Achilles' armour. His body is shown being carried from the field by Sleep and Death (Hypnos and Thanatos) who are sometimes shown as warrior figures, and winged.

Above: Detail from an Athenian red-figure calyx-crater c. 550-500 BC. New York, Metropolitan Museum 1972.11.10 © Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York

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