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Detail from the Sacrifice of Iphigenia, from the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii (fresco)

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Detail from the Sacrifice of Iphigenia, from the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii (fresco)
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Roman, (1st century AD)
Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Campania, Italy
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Iphigenia is a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra in Greek mythology whom Agamemnon is commanded to kill as a sacrifice to allow his ships to sail to Troy. This detail depicts her grieving mother Clytemnestra.

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Antiquity / archeology / art / fresco / painting / Italy / Europe / mythology / Pompei / ancient Rome / female / fresco / wall painting / greek mythology / grieving / house of the tragic poet / crying / iphigenia / mother / sacrifice / clytemnestra / Painting / Mzpainting
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Largest available format 3744 × 5616 px 25 MB
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Large 3744 × 5616 px 317 × 475 mm 24.5 MB
Medium 683 × 1024 px 58 × 87 mm 1.2 MB

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