Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
CyclesEmbriachi casketsLondon, British Museum, inv. 1881,0802.17 (early 15th century)
Jason forces the fire-breathing oxen to plough the field
Jason kills the dragon and extracts its teeth
Further details
Back side. Dalton suggests that the group of the standing men was by mistake exchanged with a fighting Jason who is now at the front
ARTIST/CREATOR
Embriachi family (active late 14th-15th century)
DATE
early 15th century
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Prehistory and Europe) (inv. 1881,0802.17)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Ormonde Maddock Dalton, Catalogue of the Ivory Carvings of the Christian Era, London 1909, no. 401
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RELATIONS
Victoria and Albert Museum
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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