The Judgement of Cambyses single work   poetry   "This must be a page from The Manual"
  • Author: Peter Porter
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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A poem reflecting on Gerard David's The Judgment of Cambyses (1498). Oil on wood, 159 x 182 cm; Groeninge Museum, Bruges.

The subject of the painting is taken from Herodotus: 'the judge Sisamnes, who had been guilty of prevarication, was arrested and punished by Cambyses, the King of Persia. For his crimes, Sisamnes was condemned to be flayed alive.'

Source: Web Gallery of Art,
Sighted: 10/10/2005

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