Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths Infancy and childhood Infant Hercules strangling serpentsSingle figure
Historia Thebana
The story of Cadmus Cadmus kills the dragon
The story of Cadmus CyclesMiscellaneous
The story of Cadmus The Delphian oracle instructs Cadmus to follow a heifer
The story of Cadmus The dragon kills the followers of Cadmus
Narcissus
Myths Narcissus pursued by Echo
Myths Narcissus gazing at his reflection in the water With Echo watching
Perseus
Myths Perseus and Medusa Perseus killing Medusa
Proserpina
Myths Pluto and Proserpina Before the rapeProserpina gathering flowers with the Oceanides
Myths Pluto and Proserpina The rape of ProserpinaPluto carrying away Proserpina in his chariotChariot moving towards the left
Europa
Rape of Europa Jupiter disguised as a bull The bull in the waterEuropa sitting on the bull
Ganymede
Rape of GanymedeJupiter disguised as an eagle Ganymede in the air
Echo
Cycles
Filarete, Bronze doors of St Peter's, Vatican (1433-1445)
LITERATURE
Ancient
AesopFablesThe Cock and the Pearl
AesopFablesThe Wolf and the Lamb
Further details
left, from bottom: Rape of Europa, Rape of Proserpina, Cadmus and the heifer, Cadmus's companions killed, Cadmus kills the dragon, fables of the Wolf and the Lamb, and of the Cock and the Pearl; right, from bottom: Medusa, Hercules killing snakes, Ganymede, Proserpina, Narcissus and Echo
ARTIST/CREATOR
Filarete (Antonio di Pietro Averlino) (c1400-1469)
DATE
1433 - 1445
LOCATION
Vatican City, San Pietro, central doors
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Helen Roeder, The Borders of Filarete's Bronze Doors to St Peter's, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 10 (1947), pp. 150-153
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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