Details. Pieter Lastman

Pieter Lastman, Orestes and Pylades Disputing at the Altar, 1614

This painting depicts a story from Greek antiquity. Orestes and Pylades (left) were caught trying to steal a statue of Diana from the temple (left background). One of them will have to die. At the altar, the friends argue over who will give his life for the other *

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*Reijksmuseum
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