M26.1B THE FLIGHT OF MEDEA
|Museum Collection||Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland|
|Catalogue No.||Cleveland 1991.1|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Lucanian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Policoro Painter|
|Date||ca. 400 B.C.|
The witch Medea flees Corinth in a flying chariot drawn by a pair of dragon-serpents, encircled by the aureole of the sun. Her children lie dead on a sacrificial altar. An elderly nurse stands over them, tearing at her hair in lamentation. Their father Jason approaches from left. A pair of winged Poenae (Retributions) witness the scene.