Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
Events before the Trojan War The Greeks prepare for war The sacrifice of IphigeniaIphigenia in TaurisIphigenia fleeing Tauris with the stolen image of Artemis
Worship of Pagan Gods
Veneration of statues of gods
Orestes
After the death of Clytemnestra Orestes, driven by the furies, collapsing in madness after having killed the cows of the Scythians
RITUAL
Priests and priestesses
Further details
At the left Orestes in madness, supported by Pylades, on the right Iphigenie with the veiled image of Diana, which belongs to the scene of escape
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
2nd century - 3rd century
LOCATION
Paris, Musée du Louvre (walled in at the Escalier Daru)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Friedrich Matz and Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, 2: Mythologische Cyklen, Berlin 1890, p. 181f., fig. 169
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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