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The Wounded Achilles, Filippo Albacini 1777-185. Achilles was the best fighter of the Greeks besieging Troy in the Trojan War. When the hero Odysseus journeyed to the Underworld to seek the advice of the dead prophet Teiresias, he encountered the shade of Achilles. This hero had slain the Trojan hero Hector in single combat and had himself been brought down only by the connivance of Apollo. The god guided the arrow of Hector's brother Paris to the only vulnerable spot on Achilles' body-his…

Another superb Achilles wounded by the heel, this one in the Villa Reale, Milan by Innocenzo Fraccaroli an Italian sculptor, who won Brera Academy's 1829 prize for sculpture