An image of The sacrifice of Iphigenia

Pietro Testa

(Italy 1612 – 1650)

The sacrifice of Iphigenia

Location
Not on display
Further information

To allow the Greek ships to continue the crossing to Troy, Agamemnon ordered the sacrifice to the goddess Diana of his daughter Iphigenia. Moved to pity, the goddess cast a cloud over the assembled company, substituting a deer and transporting Iphigenia to the land of the Taurians, far away from Greece, where she became a priestess.

Year
1640-1642
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
37.5 x 46.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
227.1979