Formerly from the Borghese Collection, Rome, originally on the facade of the Villa Borghese. (It was cut in four panels and embedded on the west and south facades.) In 1807, Napoleon I bought the collection for the Louvre from his brother-in-law, Prince Camillo Borghese (1775'1832). The work was reconstructed as a sarcophagus at the Louvre. Believed to have been found in Rome, but created in Athens. The front scene 'The Anger of Achilles' shows Lycomedes sitting on the left (looking at Ulysses who wears a pilos cap), Agammenon sitting on the right and Achilles holding a shield in the center, making the choice to go to war.