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Poene, goddess of revenge | Greek vase, Apulian red figure calyx krater

N10.2 POINE

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 1987.53
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Attributed to the Darius Painter
Date: ca 340 - 330 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Poine (Retaliation) from a painting of the exposure of the infant Aigisthos. The goddess is present on the scene as an agent in the tragedy which ensues. The Poine is essentially an Erinys, a winged maiden dressed in knee-length skirt and hunting boots, with a spear and ring of serpentine locks. The figure is labelled on the vase.

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