480 BCE to 450 BCE
Death of Aegisthus
decoration in superposed color; Praxias Group; scene of death of Aegisthus? Clytemnestra. A: L. to R.: Male figure facing right, holding a diagonal spear in 1. hand: Orestes, scabbard in 1. hand, sword in right, attacking Aegisthus who is semi-reclining on the floor; behind Aegisthus a female figure raises double axe above head.
B: 4 female figures all facing left, arms raised or outstretched in various ways. Intact. Color in general well preserved though it has disappeared in some places.
Bequest of Annie May Hegeman, 1948
Current & Past Exhibitions:
The Classical World: Italy ( Jun 1958 - 1969)
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