The images of Achilles' Shield below are from an engraving which appeared in the September 1749 issue of A Gentleman's Magazine, opposite Alexander Pope's rendition of Homer's description of the shield. An earlier version of essentially the same engraving appeared as a foldout in volume 5 of the second edition of Pope's The Iliad of Homer, (London, 1720). Neither publication identified the artist.
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Read Pope's decription of Achilles' shield.
This link will connect you to an online edition of Book 18 of Pope's Iliad. To get to the shield, you can either scroll down to page 252 or use your browser's Find function to search for "252."