Timanthes

Timanthes of Cythnus (Greek: Τιμάνϑης) was an ancient Greek painter of the 4th century BC. The most celebrated of his works was a picture representing the sacrifice of Iphigenia, in which he finely depicted the emotions of those who took part in the sacrifice; however, despairing of rendering the grief of Agamemnon, he represented him as veiling his face. A painting discovered at Pompeii, and now in the Museum at Naples, has been regarded as a copy or echo of this painting (Wolfgang Helbig, Wandgemälde Campaniens, No. 1304).[1]

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  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Timanthes". Encyclopædia Britannica. 26 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 978.