Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Worship Persons bringing sacrifices to Hercules
Myths ExploitsHercules and the ox of Theiodamas
LITERATURE
Ancient
Philostratus of Lemnos Imagines, CyclesTranslation by Blaise de Vigenère, first published 1615
Philostratus of Lemnos Imagines, II, 24 (Theiodamas)
RITUAL
Sacrifice
Animals Bull
Further details
Philostratus's text describes how Hercules took one of the oxen of Theiodamas and ate it whole; the image depicts this scene only in the background, but in the foreground the sacrifice of an ox to Hercules in memory of this feat
ARTIST/CREATOR
Franco-Flemish
DATE
1629 published, engraving cut ca 1607-1613
LOCATION
London, Warburg Institute
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Philostratus of LemnosLes images ou tableaux de platte peinture des deux Philostrates, sophistes grecs, et les Statues de Callistrate, tr. Blaise de Vigenère, Paris, 1629, p. 494
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