Nellie Mae Madison shot her abusive, Eric Madison husband to death in 1934. The jury found her not guilty, sparing her the hangman's noose. Release midway during WWII, Nellie changed her name and began working, as many other women did, to help the war effort
Medea makes her getaway, in a solar chariot drawn by dragons. The children lie slumped across in altar at bottom right; an old nurse tears her hair beside them, and Jason comes in grieving to the far right. Winged Furies flank the scene. Crater, red-figure, Lucanian (from Italy), c.400 BCE.
Medea - Artist: William Wetmore Story (American, Boston, Massachusetts Vallombrosa) - Date: carved 1868 - Medium: Marble - Dimensions: 82 x 26 x 27 in. x x cm) - Classification: Sculpture - Credit Line: Gift of Henry Chauncey, 1894