Polyxena

Sacrifice. Detail from Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 575-525 BC. London. British Museum 1897.2-27.2.Part of a sarcophagus from Canakkale, near Troy. About 500 BC. Canakkale, Archaeological Museum.Daughter of King Priam of Troy. She is ambushed by Achilles at a fountain, with her brother Troilos, but escapes. After the Sack of Troy she is sacrificed at the tomb of Achilles by his son Neoptolemos.

Above left: Sacrifice. Detail from Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 575-525 BC. London. British Museum 1897.2-27.2. © British Museum

Above right: Part of a sarcophagus from Canakkale, near Troy. About 500 BC. Canakkale, Archaeological Museum. © Troia Project, University of Tubingen