M29.1 PHRIXUS, HELLE & THE GOLDEN RAM
|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 A1: The children Phrixus and Helle are rescued by the golden-fleeced ram Chrysomallus as they are about to be sacrificed to the gods by their father Athamas. Alternatively, the painting might depict Phrixus sacrificing the golden-fleeced ram at Colchis accompanied by King Aeetes and his daughter Chalciope, the hero's bride.
Side A2: The death of Actaeon (see other image).
Side B: Orestes and the Erinyes (see other image).
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.