Erinyes

Detail from South Italian clay vase about 350 BC. Berlin Antikensammlug 1969.9. Photo. Museum (I.Luckert)Furies, goddesses of retribution. They are usually shown with snakes in their hair and handling snakes, often with grotesque features. They appear pursuing Orestes after his matricide and in comparable situations.

Above: Detail from South Italian clay vase about 350 BC. Berlin Antikensammlug 1969.9. Photo. Museum (I.Luckert) © Berlin Antikensammlug