Pottery: red-figured calyx-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water) showing the madness of Lycurgus. He has been driven mad by Dionysos and has killed his son Dryas, and goes on to attack his wife. Above hovers Lyssa, the personification of madness. At the bottom is an old retainer. The scene was perhaps inspired by Aeschylus' Edonoi. The other side shows Pelops preparing for the chariot race against Oinomaos, watched by his future bride Hippodameia and her mother Sterope. Oinomaos' charioteer Myrtillos holds the wheel, and is about to replace the lynch pin with wax in order to cause a fatal accident. The scene may have been inspired by Euripides' or Sophocles' tragedy Oinomaos.

Pottery: red-figured calyx-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water) showing the madness of Lycurgus. He has been driven mad by Dionysos and has killed his son Dryas, and goes on to attack his wife. Above hovers Lyssa, the personification of madness. At the bottom is an old retainer. The scene was perhaps inspired by Aeschylus' Edonoi. The other side shows Pelops preparing for the chariot race against Oinomaos, watched by his future bride Hippodameia and her mother Sterope. Oinomaos' charioteer Myrtillos holds the wheel, and is about to replace the lynch pin with wax in order to cause a fatal accident. The scene may have been inspired by Euripides' or Sophocles' tragedy Oinomaos.
1849,0623.48,
AN285356001

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