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Amphora

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: 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

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Italy ( Apr 1958 - 1969) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1933. "The Gallery of Italic and Etruscan Art". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 4. no. 6. pg. 149-177 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 165, pl. IXView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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