Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
CyclesRoman sarcophagi
Census of ancient art known to the RenaissanceKnown prototypesMantua, Palazzo Ducale, Medea Sarcophagus
Medea escaping in a dragon-pulled chariot from Jason's revenge
Creusa, having put on Medea's poisoned robe, bursts into flames
Medea sends her children to hand over a poisoned robe to Creusa, Jason's new wife
Medea contemplating the murder of her children but not yet doing so
Further details
Ruth Rubinstein suggested link to the Raphael, but it seems that the provenance of this sarcophagus before the 17th century is unknown
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
mid 2nd century
LOCATION
Mantua, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
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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