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The Assassination of Hieronymus, King of Syracuse

Unknownabout 1413 - 1415

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This image may represent the citizens of Syracuse killing their king, Hieronymus. The female figure who holds the king on her lap may be Demaratha, the king's daughter. She was later sliced to pieces in the temple before the altar of the gods, without regard for her noble status.

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  • Title: The Assassination of Hieronymus, King of Syracuse
  • Date Created: about 1413 - 1415
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.6 x h42 cm
  • Type: Folio
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=112351
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Unknown
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Deaths, Kings

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