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Medea & Triptolemus | Apulian red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich
Catalogue No. Munich 3296
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Krater, Volute
Painter Attibuted to the Underworld Painter
Date ca 330 - 310 B.C.
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic


Medea slays her son upon an altar to avenge the betrayal of her husband Jason. The Eleusinian demigod Triptolemus arrives on the scene driving a flying, serpent-drawn chariot to assist her escape. Medea wears a Phrygian cap and brandishes a sword. The god carries a pair of flaming torches.

This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.


Triptolemus, Dragons of Medea