Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths Labours Mares of Diomedes
Myths Labours Resting after his Labours
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Geography
Topography Topographical personifications CitiesByzantine EmpireUnidentified town
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Judah and Tamar Judah meets Tamar dressed as an harlot (Gen. 38:15-18)
Saints
Saints A - ZGeorge LifeKilling the dragonDragon alive
SOCIAL LIFE
Triumphs
Byzantine Ruler welcomed by personification of town
Theatre
Performance
Further details
according to Adolf Goldschmidt, Byzantinische Elfenbeinskulpturen, Berlin 1930-1934, 9th-10th century, many scenes copied without understanding; top: Horses of Diomedes, unknown (perhaps theatre), St George; bottom: entry of a ruler, Hercules resting, unknown (in the past called Judah and Tamar)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Byzantine
DATE
11th century - 12th century
LOCATION
Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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