Sculpture of the Greek Orestes Picture

"Orestes was the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. He is the subject of several Ancient Greek plays and of various myths connected with his madness and purification, which retain obscure threads of much older ones." (from wikipedia)

The photo shows one of the figures of the Rietschelgiebel group, a set of stone figures originally created to ornate the gables of a building in Dresden, Germany. However it was not used for that purpose and was later placed in a theatre in Bautzen where it can be seen today. You can view the complete group on wikipedia:…
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