(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Apollo
WorshipTemple of Apollo
Historia Thebana
The story of Cadmus The Delphian oracle instructs Cadmus to follow a heifer
Theseus
Myths Theseus kills the Minotaur
Myths Theseus is thanked by the Athenians for killing the Minotaur
Daedalus
Daedalus and Icarus The fall of Icarus
Daedalus and Icarus After the fall
Daedalus and Icarus Daedalus flying
Pasiphaë
Aegeus
Aegeus hurls himself into the sea
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesLyon 1532Part 1 (Books I-V)
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 5-8: The Trojans land in Cumae
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Divination and prophecy
Sibyls IndividualCumaean
Further details
The woodcut was originally created to illustrate an edition of the Aeneid, and is re-used here to illustrate Cadmus's visit to the temple of Apollo in Delphi. It is also re-used to illustrate the weaving of Arachne, part 2, f.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Anonymous
DATE
1532
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Le Grand Olympe des histoires poëtiques du prince de poësie Ovide Naso en sa métamorphose, Lyon (Romain Morin) (USTC 49832), 1532, fol. 38r
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation. Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Réserve des livres rares (RESP-YC-1627) - Gallica, public domain
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