|Collection:||Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum|
|Summary:||Side A: Death of Aegisthus at the hands of Orestes, as Clytemnaistra is restrained by the Talthybius. Side B: Various female figures and staff-bearing mantle figures.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Aegisthus Painter|
|Attributed By:||H.A. Cahn|
|Date:||ca. 470 BC|
H. 58.2 cm., d. mouth 61.6 cm.
On side A, Orestes avenges the murder of Agamemnon by stabbing Aegisthus in the chest with a sword. Clytemnaestra raises an axe against Orestes, but Talthybius prevents her from acting. A young nurse stands, one hand raised in despair, between Orestes and Clytemnaestra, holding Penthilus, Orestes's son. A second woman, perhaps Erigone, is running in from the right, pleading with Orestes to stop. On side B five secondary figures appear. Two well-dressed females, among them probably Elektra and Chrysothemis, flee to the right past three men carrying staffs, who face the other way.