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Thomyris Queen of the Scythians, with head of Cyrus the Great with Great with frame.

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Thomyris Queen of the Scythians, with head of Cyrus the Great with Great with frame.
17th c Flemish Baroque Painting

Peter Paul RUBENS (Siegen. Westphalia. , 28 June 1577 - 30 May 1640, Antwerp. Belgium. ) Primary
1620-1625
17th c
Oil on Canvas
Painted
Baroque
Belgium.
Paris. Louvre.
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As told by the Greek historian Herodotus, the Massagetai (Saka) queen Tomyris defeated the Persian king Cyrus and had his head bathed in blood in revenge for his role in the death of her son. The frame came from the collection of Louis XIV.

Caption: RUBENS Peter Paul | Thomyris Queen of the Scythians, with head of Cyrus the Great. Detail. | 1620-1625 | Flemish | Baroque

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