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Defending Patrokles' Body

According to Homer's "Iliad" during the Trojan War Patrokles was killed by Hector. His body, which had been stripped of armour by Hector was protected from further desecration on the battlefield by Menelaus and Ajax until retrieved by Achilles, his lover in some interpretations.

The designs are inspired by painted Greek pottery, specifically Patrokles. Attic black-figure kalyx krater, c. 530 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

They are also similar to Māori spiral and wave patterns from my native New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Signed limited edition of 5. 

Pigment ink print on Hahnemühle etching  paper.  

29 x 29cm (WxH)