Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hero and Leander
Leander swimming to Hero
Orestes
After the death of Clytemnestra Orestes and the ghost of Clytemnestra
After the death of Clytemnestra Orestes, driven by the furies, collapsing in madness after having killed the cows of the Scythians
Further details
17th-century Pasticcio - the woman in the temple perhaps from a relief of Hero and Leander, 1st century AD, the sleeping furies c150-175 AD perhaps from Orestes and the furies in the temple of Apollo (cf. Aeschylus, Eumenides). The current composition represents Clytemnestra's call for revenge
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
1st century - 3rd quarter 2nd century
LOCATION
Madrid, Museo del Prado (inv. 131-E)
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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