The Judgment of Paris (page 568, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Athens, National Museum 15368 in Digital LIMC (not 16368, as Gantz): ivory comb from Sparta, Paris with apple in judgment, and three goddesses (from left to right Hera, Athena and Aphrodite)

R.M. Dawkins, The Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta (1929), pl. 127

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Rome, Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia 22679: Protocorinthian olpe (the Chigi Vase), Judgment of Paris, with Paris (on left), Hermes (missing except for kerykeion), Hera (only crown of head preserved), Athena and Aphrodite (names inscribed)

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Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Chest of Kypselos from temple of Hera at Olympia (known through Pausanias’ description and modern reconstructions)

Pausanias Description of Greece 5.19.5:

There is also Hermes bringing to Alexander the son of Priam the goddesses of whose beauty he is to judge, the inscription on them being: “Here is Hermes, who is showing to Alexander, that he may arbitrate concerning their beauty, Hera, Athena and Aphrodite.”

Detail of judgment of Paris, from reconstruction of chest of Kypselos (lost monument once in temple of Hera, Olympia) by W. von Massow, “Die Kypseloslade,” Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilungvol. 41 (1916), pl. 1.

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Artistic sources edited by by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ., and Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, September 2021

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