(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroyTrojan women taken prisonerHecuba → Beheaded by the Greeks
The War of Troy Main episodes The sack of TroySacrifice of PolyxenaNeoptolemus sacrificing Polyxena at Achilles's tomb → Alone
LITERATURE
Modern
Lydgate, JohnTroy Book CyclesManchester, John Rylands Library, English MS 1 (Mid-15th century)Book IV
Lydgate, JohnTroy Book Book IVvv. 6731-7108: Neoptolemus kills Polyxena, Hecuba becomes mad and is stoned to death, author's lament for Troy
Further details
The death of Hecuba is not shown as described in the text
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
mid 15th century
LOCATION
Manchester, John Rylands Library → English MS 1, fol. 149r
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Rylands-Warburg Project, Pilot
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the John Rylands Library, Manchester
Contact
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