Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerIliad CyclesMilan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Cod. F 205 Inf. (Ambrosian Iliad)Manuscript
HomerIliad Book V: Diomedes attacks Aeneas, Venus and Marsvv. 1-9: Minerva gives Diomedes courage and lets him shine like fire
HomerIliad Book V: Diomedes attacks Aeneas, Venus and MarsDiomedes in battle (no specific episode)
HomerIliad Book V: Diomedes attacks Aeneas, Venus and Marsvv. 29-36: Minerva persuades Mars to leave the battle
Further details
Top register: At the right Minerva and Diomedes with fire coming from his helmet and shield, at the centre Diomedes fighting (his opponents have been identified with Phegeus and Idaeus, but no chariot is shown); Bottom register: at the right Minerva and Mars, otherwise Diomedes in battle
ARTIST/CREATOR
Constantinople or Alexandria
DATE
late 5th century - early 6th century
LOCATION
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana → Cod. F 205 Inf., plate 16-17 (15v)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Ilias Ambrosiana, Cod. F. 205. P. Inf. Bibliothecae Ambrosianae Mediolanensis, Fontes Ambrosiani 28, Berne 1953
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