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Medea slaying her children & the chariot of Triptolemus | Greek vase, Apulian red figure volute krater

 

O28.7 THE FLIGHT OF MEDEA

Museum Collection: Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue No: Munich 3296
Beazley Archive No.: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Krater, volute
Painter: Attibuted to the Underworld Painter
Date: ca 330 - 310 BC
Period: Late Classical / Early Hellenistic

SUMMARY

Medea avenges herself on Jason by slaying her own children upon the altar, and destroying Kreon and Glauke by fire in the palace (not shown). Triptolemos arrives on the scene with a flying, serpent-drawn chariot to assist Medea in her escape.

NOTEThis is a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation

ARTICLESTriptolemos, Drakones of Medea

 
 
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