Hydria representing a scene from Homer’s Iliad, where Achilles maddened by the killing of his beloved friend Patroclus, takes his revenge and defeats Hector in single combat. Here, along with his charioteer, they drag Hector’s dead body. On the left, Hector’s mourning parents, Hecuba and Priam implore Achilles to give them the body of their son. To the right, the tomb of Patroclus with his soul coming out of it, being depicted as a small winged armoured man. Winged messenger of the gods, Iris, sent to plead for the ransom of Hector's body. On the back side, Priam visits Achilles, bearing gifts asking to give him the dead body of his beloved son. On the shoulder: Two quadrigae, one driven by Athena. Herakles pursues Kyknos while Ares rushes from left.
Copy from Original black figure Hydria, 520-510 BC - Museum of Fine Arts Boston