From: Italy | Etruria | Vulci

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 48-30-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Vulci
Creator Praxias Group
Date Made 480 BCE to 450 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Superposed Color
Iconography Death of Aegisthus | Aegisthus | Orestes | Female Figures | Warfare

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.

Height 37 cm
Length 29 cm
Width 36.5 cm
Outside Diameter 29 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Annie May Hegeman, 1948
Other Number L-3-4 - Old Loan Number

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