The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
the representations of the myth through art.
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This is the only Ancient Greek rendition of the sacrifice I could find. The image of a stag is superimposed on Iphigenia, mimicking other renditions of the myth (than Aeschylus', that state Artemis replaces Iphigenia with a stag. Also, note the tray of food or incense on the left, both first fruit rituals mentioned by Burkert. This red-figured on black pottery is from the 5th century BCE.
Sacrifice of Iphigenia, photo courtesy of the trustees of the British Museum, London.
Etruscan painting of men carrying Iphigenia, who is wearing saffron robes of marriage, which could symbolize blood or fire.
Iphigenia dragged to the altar Etruscan painted
terra cotta slab 7th-6th century
Sacrifice of Iphigenia, Etruscan burial urn, Perugia, 3rd-2nd century B.C.
Again, Iphigenia is wearing saffron robes; the eyes of almost everyone in the painting are turned to Artemis. There is a stag for replacement. The warrior figure in the lower right hand corner may be Achilles.
Sacrifice of Iphigenia, Giambattista Tiepolo,
Detail of fresco at Villa Valmarana,
Libations of wine are being poured on the fire, while more wine is being lifted from the ground. The stag is being burned rather than Iphigenia in this piece. The priest is pouring the libation and Agamemnon is off to the left holding a sword above him.
Sacrifice of Iphigenia, Mercantonio Raimondi,
This baroque plate is another interesting "interpretation" of the sacrifice of Iphigenia. Some of the interesting touches on this piece are the warship in the background, which intimates at the need for Iphigenia's sacrifice for war, and the serpent in the tree.
Sacrifice of Iphigenia, Maiolica
Bowl, Workshop of Guido Durantino, 1535, National Gallery of Art,
Agamemnon Sacrificing Iphigenia,
Antonio Tempesta, Fine Arts Museum of San Fransico,
Iphigenia As Priestess of Artemis in Tauris
Sacrifice of Iphigenia, Giovanni Pellegrini, Fine Art Museum of San Fransico,
Cymon and Iphigenia, Leighton, 1884,
Cymon and Iphigenia, Benjamin West, 1773,