The Revenge of Tomyris

Illustration

Pietro Maria Liuzzo
by Web Gallery of Art
published on 02 December 2014
The Revenge of Tomyris

The Revenge of Tomyris by Michiel van Coxcie (c. 1620 CE). On display at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna.

Tomyris was queen of the Massagetae who successfully defended her people against a Persian invasion led by Cyrus the Great. According to Herodotus (1:214), Cyrus died in battle against her, and in this image she is depicted holding his severed head.

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Art, W. G. O. (2014, December 02). The Revenge of Tomyris. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3247/

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Art, Web G. O. "The Revenge of Tomyris." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 02, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3247/.

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Art, Web G. O. "The Revenge of Tomyris." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 02 Dec 2014. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

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