Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerIliad CyclesMilan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Cod. F 205 Inf. (Ambrosian Iliad)Manuscript
HomerIliad Book VI: Hector returns to Troy, scolds Paris and takes leave of Andromachevv. 405-465: Hector comforts Andromache and takes his leave
AeschylusMyrmidons
Further details
Since the iconography diverges strongly from Homer's description, Bandinelli suggested that this scene might come from a tragedy (he suggests Aeschylus's lost tragedy Myrmidons but it is not clear if this featured Hector)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Constantinople or Alexandria
DATE
late 5th century - early 6th century
LOCATION
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana → Cod. F 205 Inf., plate 26 (fol. 23r)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Ilias Ambrosiana, Cod. F. 205. P. Inf. Bibliothecae Ambrosianae Mediolanensis, Fontes Ambrosiani 28, Berne 1953; Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Hellenistic-Byzantine Miniatures of the Iliad, Olten 1955, p. 66
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