Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroySacrifice of PolyxenaThe ghost of Achilles demands that Polyxena be sacrificed
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroySacrifice of PolyxenaNeoptolemus sacrificing Polyxena at Achilles's tomb → Alone
Ulysses
With other figures Miscellaneous
Agamemnon
With other figures
Calchas
With other figures
Menelaus
With other figures
Further details
From left to right: a herald, the seer Calchas, Agamemnon, Neoptolemus who is about to kill Polyxena, the shade of Achilles, Ulysses and two other Greek warriors (perhaps Acamas and Demophon, or one of them may be Menelaus)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Etruscan
DATE
4th century BC
LOCATION
Orvieto, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Orvieto (Found at Torre San Severo)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
E. Galli, 'The Etruscan Sarcophagus of Torre San Severo in Orvieto', Art and Archaeology, VI, 5 (November 1917), pp.229-34
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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