Laodamia keeps Clytemnestra hastening to the aid to Aegisthus and ready to kill the son Orestes
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Laodamia keeps Clytemnestra hastening to the aid to Aegisthus and ready to kill the son Orestes.

Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.

Paestum, National Archaeological Museum
(Museo archeologico nazionale di Paestum)

Origin:
Found at the sanctuary of Hera Argiva at the mouth of the Sele.
Description:
L’uccisione di Egisto

La nutrice Laodamia1 trattiene Clitennestra che, armata di bipenne, è pronta ad uccidere il figlio Oreste; nella lastra successiva Oreste sta per sferrare il colpo mortale all’amante della madre, Egisto, che tenta di mettersi in salvo nel palazzo.

1 Stesichorus — Laodamia; Pindarus, Pyth. 11, 18 — Arsinoë; Aeschilus — no name.

Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Text: museum label.
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