Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
Death of Pelias Medea disappears in her chariot after Pelias did not return to life
Death of Pelias The daughters of Pelias are turned into birds (source unclear)
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesAugsburg 1681 (after Johann Wilhelm Baur)
Further details
This image seems to show women, probably the daughters of Pelias, throwing themselves from a rock and being turned into birds - the source of his element is not clear. The dragon turned rock is mentioned by Ovid.
ARTIST/CREATOR
K├╝sel, Melchior, I (1626-1683) after Baur, Johann Wilhelm (1607-1642)
DATE
1681
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Metamorphosis oder Ovidii des Poeten Wunderliche Verenderung, Augsburg, 1681, fol. 65
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RELATIONS
library-record of illustrated text
complete digital copy of illustrated text in the Warburg Institute Library
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