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Medea, the murder of her children & flight | Greek vase, Lucanian red figure calyx krater

M26.1 THE FLIGHT OF MEDEA

Museum Collection: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Lucanian Red Figure
Shape: Krater, calyx
Painter: --
Date: ca 400 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Medea flees Korinthos in a flying chariot drawn by a pair of serpent Drakones and encircled by the aureole of the sun. Her children lie dead, slain on the altar, to be discovered by their father Jason (left). A pair of winged Poinai (Retributions personified) oversee the entire scene.

ARTICLESDrakones of Medea, Poinai

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