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Death of Achilles

Photo credit: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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This is the final scene from a tapestry cycle designed by Rubens depicting the life of Achilles, a Greek hero who participated in the ten-year war with the Trojans. Guided by the god Apollo, the Trojan prince Paris has shot an arrow through Achilles’ vulnerable heel. Mortally wounded, Achilles is eased to the ground by a companion. The animals in the foreground mirror the death of the hero: the noble eagle is killed by the wily fox.

The Courtauld Gallery

London

  • Date

    1630–1635

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    107.1 x 109.2 cm

  • Accession number

    P.1978.PG.375

  • Acquisition method

    Princes Gate bequest, 1978

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The Courtauld Gallery

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