Roman Painted Goblet with Achilles

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 October 2017

This painted goblet dates from the first half of the 3rd century CE, and it was found in 1991 when archaeologists opened an ash casket located on Richard Wagner Straße in Cologne, Germany. The brilliant enamel paint was as fresh as if it had just been applied. This goblet depicts the legend of the hero Achilles. (Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne)


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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