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GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of ProtesilausProtesilaus lands as first warrior near Troy and is challenged and killed by Hector
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of ProtesilausLed by Mercury, Protesilaus leaves the underworld
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of Protesilaus Laodamia and Protesilaus reunited for a day
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of ProtesilausProtesilaus takes leave of Laodamia to be escorted back to the underworld by Mercury
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of ProtesilausProtesilaus enters Charon's boat
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of ProtesilausThe soul of Protesilaus leaves his dead body and is received by Mercury
Protesilaus
Census of Antique Art Known to the Renaissance Known PrototypesVatican City, Musei Vaticani, Galleria dei Candelabri, inv. 72 (Sarcophagus)
Further details
From left: Protesilaus steps on the land and is challenged by Hector, his soul is received by Mercury, he leaves the underworld, he meets his wife at the door of his palace, he and his wife mourn their separation (she may already hold a dagger to kill herself), Protesilaus enters Charon's boat
ARTIST/CREATOR
Anonymus Coburgensis (active 1550-1555)
DATE
1550 - 1555
LOCATION
Coburg, Veste Coburg (Kupferstichkabinett) → HZ II, plate 83 (inv. 72)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Codex Coburgensis
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RELATIONS
Census database
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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