THE TAKING OF BRISEIS. Achilles sits in a chair holding his spear while Patroklos, his back turned to the viewer, a sword slung over his shouder, hands over Briseis to Agamemnon’s men. To the far left stands Talthybios with his herald’s wand. Achilles’ tutor Phoenix stands behind his chair. Four armed warriors stand at the back against the wall of the tent. Roman fresco from Pompeii, c. first century ad.
Helen of Troy - According to Greek legend, she was the daughter of Zeus and Leda. She left her husband Menelaus for Paris of Troy, indirectly causing the Trojan war when Menelaus attacked Troy and took Helen back. Restorers' Comment: She was totally refurbished, including removing 50 years worth of accumulated grime.