T40.2 THE PURIFICATION OF ORESTES
|Museum Collection||Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge|
|Catalogue No.||Harvard 1960.367|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Lucanian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Choephoroi Painter|
|Date||ca 350 - 340 B.C.|
Side A: Phrixus and the Golden Ram (see other image). The death of Actaeon (see other image).
Side B: Orestes is purified of the crime of matricide at Delphi. The hero kneels upon the omphalos stone and brandishes a sword. The god Apollo stands behind him holding a branch of laurel in one hand with the other raised to ward off the Erinys. The ghost of Clytemnestra sits below her avenging Erinys (Fury).
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.