Orestes’ Revenge (page 684, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy

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Villa Giulia, Rome (ex-Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 1977.713): shoulder of Attic red-figure lekythos with Klytaimestra with axe, who is restrained by Telamedes; then Orestes stabs enthroned Aigisthos

Museum of Fine Arts

Beazley Archive Pottery Database (no photo)

Attic Vase Inscriptions

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Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum IV 1103: Attic red-figure column krater by Harrow Painter with Talthybios restraining Klytaimestra, who attempts to rush forward with her axe

Archäologische Zeitung 1854, pl. 66.1a

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Moscow, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts 6528.3 (ex Berlin, Antikensammlung F2184): Attic red-figure stamnos by the Copenhagen Painter with Klytaimestra with axe, Orestes stabbing seated Aigisthos and alarmed Elektra

E. Gerhard, Etruskische und kampanische Vasenbilder (Berlin 1843) pl. 24

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Attic Vase Inscriptions

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Bologna, Museo Civico 230: Attic red-figure column krater by Aegisthus Painter with Pylades? restraining Klytaimestra, who rushes forward with her axe; Orestes stabs seated Aigisthos; alarmed Elektra warns Orestes

A. Zannoni, Gli scavi della Certosa di Bologna vol. 2 (1876) pl. 79.1-3

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Rome, Villa Giulia (ex Malibu, Getty Museum 88.AE.66): Attic red-figure calyx krater by Aegisthus Painter with Talthybios restraining Klytaimestra, who rushes forward with her axe; a nurse with a young Erigone or Aletes (both children of Aigisthos and Klytaimestra); Orestes stabbing a seated Aigisthos; an alarmed Elektra rushing in from the right; and behind Elektra, an alarmed bearded man

Talthybios restraining Klytaimestra, from Flickr

Detail of Talthybios holding Klytaimestra’s axe, from Flickr

Nurse with a child of Aigisthos and Klytaimestra and Orestes stabbing a seated Aigisthos, from Perseus Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser

Detail of nurse with child of Aigisthos and Klytaimestra and Orestes, from Flickr

Alarmed Elektra and bearded spectator, from Perseus Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Perseus Art& Archaeology Artifact Browser

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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 91.227a and 91.226b: fragmentary Attic red-figure stamnos by Berlin Painter with Pylades restraining axe of Klytaimestra, who tries to rush forward; Orestes is about to dispatch Aigisthos with his sword; a seated Aigisthos holds lyre in his lowered left hand; alarmed Elektra rushes in from right

E. Robinson, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases (1893) drawing for catalog no. 419

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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 63.1246: Attic red-figure calyx krater by the Dokimasia Painter with, in the center of side B, a helmeted Orestes slaying a seated Aigisthos, who holds a lyre in his lowered left hand; on the left, Kltaimestra rushes in with her axe, while on the right is an alarmed Elektra (for side A, see Gantz page 671)

Klytaimestra, Orestes, Aigisthos and Elektra from side B; photo from Twitter

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Perseus Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser (no photos)

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

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