Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Muses
With other figuresApollo Apollo surrounded by the Muses (on Parnasssus or Helicon)Adaptations
Saturn
MythsSaturn and his children Devouring a child (not being castrated)
LITERATURE
Modern
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes CyclesLondon, British Library, Sloane MS 2452
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1644-1659: Plague in Athens in Cecrop's time (caused by the heat at Phaeton's Fall)
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1632-1643: Flood in Thessalia
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1786-1799: Tereus
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1401-1414: Saturn devouring his children
Lydgate, JohnFall of Princes Book 1vv. 1569-1610: Moses and Pharaoh
Further details
at the front left Saturn eating his children, behind them the Egyptians in the Red Sea; in the centre a man being served a severed head (probably Tereus, Saxl suggested Erisychthon), at the right the Athenians dying because of the heat caused by Phaeton, the mountain may be Parnassus
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
1438 - 1450
LOCATION
London, British Library → Sloane MS 2452, fol. 3v
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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