Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
Jason forces the fire-breathing oxen to plough the field
The soldiers born from the dragon's teeth fight each other
The Argonauts (with Medea) flee Colchis
Jason and the Argonauts are welcomed by King Oetes
Jason sows the teeth of the dragon onto the field
Jason flays the golden ram
Jason kills the dragon and extracts its teeth
Medea gives Jason an ointment to help him defeat the oxen
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesHolkham, Holkham Hall, MS 324
OvidMetamorphoses Book VII
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Flemish
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Holkham, Holkham Hall → 324, fol. 71v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Metamorphoses
Acknowledgements
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