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M26.1B THE FLIGHT OF MEDEA

Flight of Medea | Lucanian red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
Catalogue No. -
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Lucanian Red Figure
Shape Krater, Calyx
Painter -
Date ca 400 B.C.
Period Late Classical

DESCRIPTION

The witch Medea flees Corinth in a flying chariot drawn by a pair of dragon-serpents, encircled by the aureole of the sun. Her children lie dead on a sacrificial altar. An elderly nurse stands over them, tearing at her hair in lamentation. Their father Jason approaches from left. A pair of winged Poenae (Retributions) witness the scene.

ARTICLES

Dragons of Medea, Poenae

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Dragon-Chariot of Medea

M26.1 Medea

Thumbnail Poena

N10.1 Poena