Thursday, June 4, 2009

King Priam

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2009.

In mythology Priam was King of Troy. He had fathered over 50 children, among them Paris, Hector, Cassandra and Laodice. After Achilles kills Hector and refuses to return the body, Priam leaves the safety of troy and enters Achilles camp to beg for the return of his son's body. Achilles relents and Hector's body is given a proper funeral. Priam is later killed by Achilles son Neoptolemus during the sacking of Troy.

1 comment:

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Very cool little painting and great story to go with!