Psychostasia

Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 460 BC. Paris. Musée du Louvre G399.The weighing of souls to determine survival of heroes in a duel, supervised by Zeus and Hermes. In Homer the occasion is the duel of Achilles and Hektor, but in art it is that between Achilles and Memnon.

Above: Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 460 BC. Paris. Musée du Louvre G399. © Musée du Louvre