Agamemnon (page 668, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy

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Iraklion, Archaeological Museum 11152: terracotta plaque from Gortyn with murder of Agamemnon, who sits on a stool or backless throne in the center, holding a spear in his left hand and wearing a sword; Klytaimestra, on the left, threatens him with a sword or dagger, which he tries to push away with his right hand; Aigisthos, standing on the right, seizes Agamemnon’s spear with his left hand while holding fabric (a net?) over his head with his right hand

M.I. Davies, “Thoughts on the Oresteia before Aischylos,” Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique (1969) p. 228 fig. 9

M.I. Davies, “Thoughts on the Oresteia before Aischylos,” Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique (1969) p. 229 fig. 10

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Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 1654: bronze shield-band relief with murder of Agamemnon; Klytaimestra, on the left, stabs Agamemnon in the back while Aigisthos retrains him in a headlock

E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 18

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Aigina: fragmentary bronze shield-band relief with murder of Agamemnon (composition same as previous item)

A. Furtwängler, Adolf [Editor], Aegina: Das Heiligtum der Aphaia (Tafeln 1906), pl. 113.6

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Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, July 2022

 

 

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