The Revenge of Tomyris

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Illustration

Pietro Maria Liuzzo
by Web Gallery of Art
published on 02 December 2014
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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. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3247/the-revenge-of-tomyris/

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