Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
TypesPsychopompos
Hades (underworld)
Miscellaneous
Historia Troiana
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of ProtesilausLed by Mercury, Protesilaus leaves the underworld
The War of Troy Main episodes Death of ProtesilausLaodamia, mourning for Protesilaus, is surprised to see him again
Protesilaus
Census of Antique Art Known to the Renaissance Known PrototypesNaples, Santa Chiara, Sarcophagus
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolStanding
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - not in a chariot → Holding a torch and not a horn
Further details
At the left Luna, then Protesilaus lead by Mercury past the guardian of the underworld (with a key or a club), then the surprised Laodamia with her maidens, at the far right sol
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
mid 2nd century
LOCATION
Naples, Santa Chiara
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die Antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. 3,3, Berlin 1919, pp. 496-498, no. 422
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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