University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 47cm
Outside Diameter:29cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Annie May Hegeman, 1948
Other NumberL-3-4 - Old Loan Number

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.


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