Agamemnon (page 670, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy

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Basel, Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection BS 318: relief from terracotta band, reputedly from Sicily, possibly with the boiling of Minos, who is in the lebes of a tripod, as a female (a daughter of Kokalos?) seizes Minos’ arm while pouring the boiling liquid into the lebes; on the right is a damaged cloaked figure (Kokalos?)

Photo courtesy of Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection

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Berlin, Antikensammlung A 32 (not lost, as Gantz): fragmentary Protoattic krater with (side A; see also Gantz p. 677) what may be a depiction of Orestes grasping forelock of Aigisthos while preparing to slay him; distressed woman on right may be Klytaimestra. Side B has an unidentified male figure on the left, lost portion in the middle, and Artemis on the right 

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Berlin, Antiquarium 1 (1938), pls. 20 (with side A and left figure from side B) and 21 (with right figure from side B, identified as Artemis with a quiver and bow)

Detail of Orestes and Aigisthos, from E. Buschor, Griechische Vasen (1940) p. 39 fig. 46

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Berlin, Antikensammlung V.I. 4996: “Homeric” Hellenistic bowl with murders of Kassandra and Agamemnon; from left to right, Klytaimestra slaying Kassandra, Aigisthos slaying banqueting Agamemnon, three banqueting companions of Agamemnon (including Alkmeon and Mestor), and two henchmen of Aigisthos with spears (Antiochos and Argeios)

C. Robert, “Zwei homerische Becher,” Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 34 (1919) pl. 6

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#Kokalos

#Orestes

#Aigisthos

#Klytaimestra

#Artemis

#Kassandra

#Agamemnon

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

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