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

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

Peter Paul RUBENS (Siegen. Westphalia. , 28 June 1577 - 30 May 1640, Antwerp. Belgium. )
1620-1625
17th c
Oil on Canvas
Painted
Baroque
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.

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

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