Relief with Orestes
Marble. The time of Augustus (archaistic work). Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek

Relief with Orestes.

Marble. The time of Augustus (archaistic work).

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Origin:
Ariccia.
Description:
A much discussed relief from the region of Ariccia in Copengagen shows, according to the widely accepted interpretation of F. G. Welcker, Orestes having murdered Aigisthos and turning abruptly back towards Klytaimnestra who implores him for mercy; behind her, apparently Elektra standing calmly, at both sides probably two servants with hectic gestures.
Literature:
F. G. Welcker, Heilderberger Jb. der Literatur für Philologie, Historie und schöne Literatur 3 (1810), p. 4 f.
F. G. Welcker, Antike Denkmäler II, 1850, p. 166 f.
F. Poulsen, Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, 1951, p. 47 f., No. 30.
H. Froning, Marmor-Schmuckreliefs mit griechischen Mythen im 1. Jh. v. Chr., 1981, p. 81 f. (with bibliography).
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—167.
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—167.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines ανακούφιση relief rilievo ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque ὀρέστης ορέστης orestes oreste κλυταιμήστρα klytemnestra clytaemnestra clytemestra clytemnestra clitennestra clitemestra klytaimnestra klytaimestra clytemnestre αἴγισθος αίγισθος aegisthus aigisthos egisto égisthe ηλέκτρα electra elektra elettra électre marble murder vengeance aegisthos servant servants slave slaves