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Sacrifice of Iphigenia, Agamemnon | Roman fresco Pompeii

F6.1 SACRIFICE IPHIGENEIA

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman IV Style
Context: Pompeii
Date: C1st AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Iphigeneia is dragged to the altar by two soldiers as a sacrificial offering to Artemis. One either side stand her father, King Agamemnon, and grieving mother Klytaimnestra. In the heavens Artemis summons one of her Nymphs to bring a stag to substitute for the girl.
The fresco may be based on a painting by C4th BC Greek artist Timanthus.

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