(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
Single figure With attributesDoves
Mercury
Single figure StandingPost-classical
AttributesCockerell
AttributesReed flute
AttributesWings
Historia Troiana
Events before the Trojan War The judgement of Paris As a dream
LITERATURE
Modern
Lydgate, JohnTroy Book CyclesManchester, John Rylands Library, English MS 1 (Mid-15th century)Book II
Lydgate, JohnTroy Book Book IIvv. 2369-2634: Paris, who encourages war, recounts how the three goddesses appeared to him in a dream
Lydgate, JohnTroy Book Book IIvv. 2635-2907: Paris continues his account, describing his Judgement
Further details
The image follows Lydgate's description of Paris hunting deer in India and falling asleep, also the attributes of the gods follow his detailed description
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
mid 15th century
LOCATION
Manchester, John Rylands Library → English MS 1, fol. 42r
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Rylands-Warburg Project, Pilot
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the John Rylands Library, Manchester
Contact
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