Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Minerva
Single figure With attributesBook
Single figure With attributesSword
AllegoriesWisdom, Prudence or Learning
AllegoriesMilitary Prowess
AllegoriesUnion between Minerva and Pallas
WorshipBefore image of Minerva
LITERATURE
Modern
Pizan, Christine deEpistre Othéa CyclesLondon, British Library, Harley MS 4431 (early 15th century)
Pizan, Christine deEpistre Othéa cap. 14 (Minerva and Pallas)
Further details
Minerva with sword worshipped by knights, and Pallas with book worshipped by scholars
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of the Cité des Dames (active c1405-1415) (and workshop)
DATE
1410 - 1414
LOCATION
London, British Library → Harley MS 4431, fol. 103r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Pizan, Christine de'Collected works' ('The Book of the Queen'), vol.I
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Fritz Saxl and Hans Meier, Verzeichnis Astrologischer und Mythologischer illustrierter Handschriften des lateinischen Mittelalters, 3, 1, London 1953, pp. 173-187, plate 39, fig. 100
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RELATIONS
British Library (digitised version)
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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