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.
Fresco, ca 1st AD, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy.

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.

Fresco, ca 1st AD, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy.

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