Large classical plaster bust of Clytemnestra

£595.00

Large classical plaster bust of Clytemnestra.

Presented in a decorative, time worn condition. The figure in lovely order with evidence of nibbles to the socle base.

In Greek mythology Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, and sister of Helen of Troy. In Aeschylus’ Oresteia, she murders Agamemnon- said by Euripides to be her second husband and the Trojan princess Cassandra, whom Agamemnon had taken as a war prize following the sack of Troy however, in Homer’s Odyssey, her role in Agamemnon’s death is unclear and her character is significantly more subdued.

 

Dimensions in CM

H 71      W 47      D 31