T40.9 THE MURDER OF CLYTEMNESTRA
|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 80.AE.155.1|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Paestan Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed as close to Asteas|
|Date||ca. 350 - 320 B.C.|
Orestes slays his mother Clytemnestra to avenge the murder of his father King Agamemnon. Clytemnestra clutches a bared breast in supplication. Orestes brandishes a sword above her head. An avenging Erinys witnesses the event and will hound the youth for the crime of matricide. The daemon is wreathed in hissing vipers.