Orestes’ Revenge (page 677, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy

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Berlin, Antikensammlung A 32 (not lost, as Gantz): fragmentary Protoattic krater with (side A; see also Gantz p. 670) what may be a depiction of Orestes grasping forelock of Aigisthos while preparing to slay him; behind Orestes’ back, a hand that may belong to a lost figure of an encouraging Elektra; distressed woman on right may be Klytaimestra.

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Berlin, Antiquarium 1 (1938), pl. 20 (detail of side A)

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

Digital LIMC

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

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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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