ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Aegisthus
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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.
Orestes kills Aegisthus.
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.
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.
4. 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.
5. CERAMICS. Greece.
Orestes kills Aegisthus.
(On the left Chrysothemis).
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.
6. CERAMICS. Greece.
Orestes kills Aegisthus. (On the left Chrysothemis). Red-figure pelike. 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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