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Amphora

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Object Number:
48-30-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Maker:
Praxias Group
Date Made:
480 BCE to 450 BCE
Early Date:
-480
Late Date:
-450
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Superposed Color
Iconography:
Death of Aegisthus
Aegisthus
Orestes
Female Figures
Warfare
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Annie May Hegeman
Other Number:
L-3-4   -   Old Loan Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Italy ( Jun 1958 - 1969)
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