Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Thebana
The story of Cadmus Cadmus searching for Europa Cadmus searching, guided by Apollo
Europa
Rape of Europa Jupiter disguised as a bull The bull on landEuropa sitting on the bullBull standing or walking
Rape of Europa Jupiter in a ship
LITERATURE
Modern
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes CyclesLondon, British Library, Sloane MS 2452
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1849-1869: Jupiter and Europa
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1870-2002: Cadmus
Further details
in the foreground Europa and the bull, the bull directing Cadmus to Thebes, and Cadmus and his wife as dragons, in the background Jupiter and Europa on a boat
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
1438 - 1450
LOCATION
London, British Library → Sloane MS 2452, fol. 7r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Fritz Saxl and Hans Meier, Verzeichnis Astrologischer und Mythologischer illustrierter Handschriften des lateinischen Mittelalters, 3, 1, London 1953, p. 247f.
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RELATIONS
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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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