Pictures of Iphigenia

Here are some pictures of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Her father summoned her to Aulis, promising to marry her to Achilles.

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Iphigenia at Aulis

But in reality he wanted to sacrifice her to goddess Artemis, so that the Greek fleet could sail to Troy.

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The Sacrifice of Iphigeni...
Timante
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Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Richard van Orley
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The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Michele Marieschi

Some say that Artemis replaced Iphigenia with a deer and took her to Tauris, as her priestess.

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Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Giambattista Tiepolo
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The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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Agamemnon is About to Sacrifice His D...
Briout
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Iphigenia at Tauris, 1893
Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov
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Iphigenia in Tauris

In Boccacio's Decameron there is a story about a shepherd called Cimon, who saw Iphigenia while she was sleeping. By contemplating her beauty, he was transformed into a cultivated, educated man.

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Cimon and Iphigenia, 1617
Peter Paul Rubens
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Cimon and Iphigenia, from 'The Decame...
Jan Van Noordt