Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Alcmene
Alcmene saved by Jupiter from being sacrificed
Further details
According to Murray this vase may show a today lost version to the story of Alcmene, which may have come from a lost tragedy by Euripides: the enraged Amphitryon wants to sacrifice Alcmene, who is then saved by Zeus
ARTIST/CREATOR
Python II (active in Southern Italy, 4th century BC)
DATE
320 BC - 320 BC
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities) (inv. 1890,0210.1)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
A.S. Murray, The Alkmene Vase Formerly in Castle Howard, Journal of the Society of Hellenic Studies 11 (1890), pp. 225-230
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RELATIONS
British Museum
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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