O28.7 MEDEA & TRIPTOLEMUS
|Museum Collection||Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich|
|Catalogue No.||Munich 3296|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attibuted to the Underworld Painter|
|Date||ca 330 - 310 B.C.|
|Period||Late Classical / Early Hellenistic|
Medea slays her son upon an altar to avenge the betrayal of her husband Jason. The Eleusinian demigod Triptolemus arrives on the scene driving a flying, serpent-drawn chariot to assist her escape. Medea wears a Phrygian cap and brandishes a sword. The god carries a pair of flaming torches.
This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.