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Iphigenia Recognizing Orestes and Pylades
  • Agostino Musi
    circa 1490–after 1536
    born: Venice, Italy ; died: Rome, Italy
  • Iphigenia Recognizing Orestes and Pylades, early 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 260 x 195 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0124
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Description
Catalogue raisonné

Interior scene. Two nude men (Orestes and Pylades) with hands tied behind their backs, are being led by soldiers. At left there is a female figure holding a torch (Iphigenia). Iphigenia gestures toward Orestes and Pylades. There are two soldiers with spears in background. A large, slender tree grows the length of the left edge of the print.