(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Phrixus and Helle
Ino gives the farmers roasted seed that will not grow so that there will be famine and her stepchildren Phrixus and Helle will be sacrificed
Phrixus and Helle escape on a ram, Helle falls into the sea
Nephele sends a ram to rescue Phrixus and Helle from being sacrificed
Athamas advises his children Phrixus and Helle to escape from their stepmother Ino
Ino demands the sacrifice of Phrixus to stop the famine
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesLyon 1532Part 1 (Books I-V)
Further details
The illustration already appears in previous editions of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Venice 1497, Milan 1510 and Lyon 1527.
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. 63v
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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