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Purification of Orestes at Delphi, with ghost of Clytemnestra, the Erinyes & Apollo | Greek vase, Lucanian red figure nestoris

T40.2 ORESTES AT DELPHOI

Museum Collection: Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue No.: Harvard 1960.367
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Lucanian Red Figure
Shape: Nestoris
Painter: Attributed to the Choephoroi Painter
Date: ca 350 - 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

ARTICLES

Erinyes, Apollon

SUMMARY

Side A: Phrixos and the golden-fleeced ram, and the death of Aktaion (see other images).
Side B: Orestes seated upon the omphalos at Delphoi with sword drawn, is purified by the god Apollon who holds a laurel branch in his hand. The ghost of Klytaimnestra and her attendant Erinys (vengeance demon) are appeased.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

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