Hermes as psychopompos to Sarpedon
Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman, who fought and was killed in the Trojan War.
This vase painting shows Hermes supervising at center as the deities Sleep (Hypnos) and Death (Thanatos), both dressed as warriors, lift up Sarpedon's bleeding body to prepare it for the funeral. All the characters are marked with their names.
The entire vase, which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, can be seen below, and dates to about 515 B.C. It is about half a meter high. The master who painted this vessel was called Euphronios, and often signed his pieces.