Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.26.6

καὶ ἐν Ἀρτέμιδος τῆς Ἐφεσίας Καλλιφῶν ὁ Σάμιος Πατρόκλῳ τοῦ θώρακος τὰ γύαλα ἁρμοζούσας ἔγραψε γυναῖκας.

but in the temple of Ephesian Artemis Calliphon of Samos has painted women fitting on the gyala of the corselet of Patroclus.

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dans le temple d'Artémis à Éphèse, Kalliphon de Samos a aussi peint des femmes ajustant les plaques de la cuirasse de Patrocle

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Commentary

On another painting by Kalliphon of Samos in Ephesus' Artemision.

  1. The text is taken from the description of Polygnotus' Ilioupersis (text 107a).

  2. On Kalliphon of Samos: see text 75.

  3. Pausanias discuss the kind of armor depicted on both the paintings by Calliphon and Polygnotos: a cuirass made by two bronze pieces, one for the chest and abdomen, the other for the back, attached on the side with buckles. According to Pausanias, this kind of armor was called a "gyala" (see text 107a = Paus. 10, 26.5-6).

  4. According to Pausanias, the subject of Kalliphon's painting was Patroclus' arming, assisted by women (= LIMC VIII sv. Patroklos 15; on the iconography of Patroclus see: Touchefeu-Meynier, LIMC VIII, s.v. Patroklos, pp. 948-952; on Patroclus' arming see: Iliad, 16, 130-154, but he is not assisted by women).

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Bibliography

See bibliography on texts 75 and 107a.

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