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Prokne and Itys.

AlcamenesAround 430 BC

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

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.

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