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Polyxena - Sacrificed on Achilles' Tomb

Polyxena - Sacrificed on Achilles' Tomb Legends and Legendary People Ancient Places and/or Civilizations World History

Image of a vase depicting the scene called The sacrifice of Polyxena.  Maintained by the British Museum.

From the British Museum website we learn:

The vase-painter presents the scene of the sacrifice of the innocent girl with brutal directness. Polyxena's log-like body is held firmly by three Greeks, while Achilles' son cuts her throat and the blood flows down onto the altar to his father. Two Greeks, too old to fight and so holding spears but otherwise unarmed, frame the scene. All the participants are named.


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Image online, courtesy the British Museum.

 

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