Orestes’ Revenge (page 683, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy

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Florence, Museo Archeologico 4 B 19 et al.: fragments of Attic red-figure cup with alarmed Chrysothemis?, and Klytaimestra trying to restrain Orestes as he slays a collapsed Aigisthos with his sword; Elektra (wrongly restored as Athena) rushes in from the right 

Reconstruction drawing from P. Hartwig, Die griechische Meisterschalen (1893), p. 29 fig. 3a

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Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Digital LIMC (no photo)

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum 1973.1032: fragment of Attic red-figure cup with legs of Orestes and collapsed Aigisthos (part of his inscribed name survives) in a pose similar to that of previous cup

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Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum IV 3725 (333): Attic red-figure pelike by Berlin Painter with Talthybios restraining Klytaimestra’s axe as she rushes forward (side A); on side B, the story continues with an alarmed Chrysothemis rushing to the left and Orestes slaying an enthroned Aigisthos with his sword

Side A

Side B

Both views from A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie II, 1909), pl. 72

Side A, from History of Ancient Rome

Side B, from History of Ancient Rome

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Attic Vase Inscriptions

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#Aigisthos

#Elektra+daughter+of+Agamemnon

#Talthybios

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

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