Apollo, Diana and the urn of Orestes.

Marble. Age of Claudius.

Rome, Villa Medici

Description:
It shows in the background the temple of Saturnus; in front of it a big and richly decorated hydria, apparently the urn of Orestes; and at both sides Apollo and Diana, the tutelary gods of the mythical hero.
Literature:
M. Cagiano de Azevedo, Le antiquità di Villa Medici, 1951, No. 13.
K. Fittschen, JdI 91 (1976), p. 192 n. 76.
E. Simon, WürzbJbAlt 5 (1979), p. 264 f.
LIMC II, 413, No. 358 s.v. Apollon/Apollo; ibid. 830, No. 276 s.v. Artemis/Diana (E. Simon).
T. Hölscher. «Augustus and Orestes». Travaux du Centre d’archéologie méditerranéenne de l’Académie Polonaise des sciences. Tome 30. Etudes et travaux XV (1990), pp. 165—166.
Credits:
© 2009. Photo, text: T. Hölscher. «Augustus and Orestes». Travaux du Centre d’archéologie méditerranéenne de l’Académie Polonaise des sciences. Tome 30. Etudes et travaux XV (1990), p. 165—166.
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Keywords: marble relief Apollo Diana Artemis Orestes ashes urn Hydria deer doe bow temple of Saturn
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