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Tracing on oiled paper: Group of seven heroic figures; in the centre a cuirassed Achilles drags the body of his fallen adversary Hector by his right leg. Behind Achilles on the left is a chariot, on the right Priam depicted as an old man with veiled head leaning on a staff.
From an album of drawings and prints.
- Production date
- 1791 (circa)
Height: 93 millimetres
Width: 154 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ottley's tracing shows a fragment of a third-century AD Roman 'Achilles-sarcophagus'. The sarcophagus had been dismantled in late antiquity and its parts been built into the 'Gate of Persecution' at Ephesus, where they were drawn by many later travellers. Among them was William Pars, from one of whose drawings Ottley's copy was traced.
The sarcophagus fragment, together with its companion piece (cf. 2006.5-15.4) and a number of others was acquired by the sixth Duke of Bedford in 1824 and is now at Woburn Abbey (cf. E. Angelicoussis, The Woburn Abbey Collection of Classical Antiquities [Mainz 1992], 78-83 no. 63 with ills.).
For a description of the album, see 2006.5-15.1.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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