ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Clytemnestra
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1. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Relief with Orestes.
Marble. The time of Augustus (archaistic work).
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek.
2. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
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.
3. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses (front panel).
Marble. Rome. First half of the 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. MR 880 (Ma 475).
Paris, Louvre Museum.
4. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses (known as the sarcophagus of pope Anacletus II) with a lid from a different sarcophagus .
Marble. The 3rd — beginning of the 4th cent. CE.
Rome, Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, cloister.
5. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Orestes slaying Aegisthus (a close-up of relief “Orestes slaying Aegisthus and Clytemnestra”).
Frontal relief of a sarcophagus.
Rome. Marble. Ca. 150 CE.
Inv. No. A 461.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Orestes slaying Aegisthus and Clytemnestra.
Frontal relief of a sarcophagus.
Rome. Marble. Ca. 150 CE.
Inv. No. A 461.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Orestes slaying Clytemnestra (a close-up of relief “Orestes slaying Aegisthus and Clytemnestra”).
Frontal relief of a sarcophagus.
Rome. Marble. Ca. 150 CE.
Inv. No. A 461.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
8. CERAMICS. Greece.
Talthybius restraining Clytemnestra when she’s trying to help Aegisthus. Red-figure pelike. Detail. Attic.
By the Berlin Painter.
Clay. Ca. 500 BCE.
Inv. No. IV 3725.
Vienna, Museum of Art History, Collection of Classical Antiquities.
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