Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
Medea dismembers her brother Apsyrtus to facilitate her and Jason's escape
LITERATURE
Modern
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus CyclesBrussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, 9509
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus cap. 17: Medea, Queen of Colchis
Further details
The iconography is unclear, but the oxcart in lieu of the dragon-pulled chariot may point to Medea killing Apsyrtus rather than Medea killing her own children
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
early 15th century
LOCATION
Brussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique → 9509, fol. 27v
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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