Prokne and Itys.

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Description

Prokne, the daughter of the King of Athens Pandion, is shown preparing to kill her young son, Itys. With this act she aims to take revenge on her husband Tereus, King of Thrace, who dishonored her sister Philomela. Sculpted and dedicated by the great sculptor Alkamenes, a pupil of Pheidias.

Additional information

School subject

History

Type of Museum

History museums

Exhibit type

Sculpture

Student age range

6-12, 12-15, 15-18

Education Level

Primary, Secondary

Period covered

Classical Era (600 B.C.-A.D. 476)

Country of Origin

Greece

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