The Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths at Hippodamia's Wedding

Image credit: Birmingham City University

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The picture involves rampaging centaurs attempting to seize women, with appalled male figures and a fleeing child at the periphery. This all fits the battle between the (human) Lapiths and the centaurs at the wedding of Pirithous, King of the Lapiths, and Hippodamia, where the centaurs got drunk, ran wild, and tried to abduct Hippodamia.

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The Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths at Hippodamia's Wedding




oil on board


H 61.6 x W 61.2 cm

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