Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Meleager
Myths Death of Meleager Althaea puts the log into the fire - without Meleager
Myths Death of Meleager Suicide of Althaea
Erysichthon
Erysichthon eats himself
Historia Troiana
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroyPriam killed by NeoptolemusPriam killed in the temple of Apollo → Alone
Athamas and Ino
Athamas kills his son Learchus
Ino throws herself and Melicertes into the sea
HISTORY
Ancient
Ninus Ninus vanquishes Zoroaster
LITERATURE
Modern
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes CyclesOxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 263
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 470-966: Adam and Eve
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1009-1281: Nimrod
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1506-1561: Zoroaster and Ninus
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1751-1785: Erysichthon
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 2077-2107: Athamas and Ino
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 2885-3017: Sisera and Jael
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 4845-5037: Althaea and Meleager
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 5492-5502: Death of Hercules
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 5552-5678: Narcissus and Echo
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 6469-6489: Death of Samson
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 5902-6041: Priam and the Story of Troy
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1002-1008: The Flood
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Fall and Expulsion The Serpent seduces Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:1-6)Serpent with head and upper body of a woman
Genesis The Fall and Expulsion Expulsion from EdenWith an angel at the gate
Genesis Noah The Flood (Gen. 6:1-9:17)The Flood (Gen. 7)The Ark with drowning men and animals
Genesis The Tower of Babel Destruction of the Tower (non-biblical)
Judges Samson (Jud. 13-16) Samson's slavery and death (Jud. 16:21-31)Samson destroying the house and killing the Philistines (Jud. 16:29-30)
Judges Deborah, Barak and Jael (Jud. 4) Jael drives a nail through Sisera's head (Jud. 4:21)
Further details
First row: Fall, Tower of Babel, Flood; Second row: perhaps Ninus defeating Zoroaster; Athamas and Ino; Erysichthon; Third row: Jael and Sisera, Althaea, Hercules on the pyre; Fourth row: Narcissus, Death of Samson, Death of Priam
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
mid 15th century
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Bodley 263, fol. 7r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes
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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