Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Thebana
The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta The infant Oedipus is hung from a tree by his feet
The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta King Laius learns that his son will kill him
The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta CyclesBasle, Historische Museum (Sittener Tapete, Northern Italy, second half 14th century)
The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta The infant Oedipus is handed over to servants to be killed
SOCIAL LIFE
Warfare
Battles ModernCavalry
Further details
so-called Sittener Tapete; Scenes 1 and 2 of the Oedipus series: Scene 1 (fragmentary): Laius learns that Oedipus will kill him; Scene 2: Oedipus being handed over to the servants to be killed, and Oedipus hung on the tree
ARTIST/CREATOR
Northern Italian
DATE
2nd half 14th century
LOCATION
Basle, Historisches Museum (inv. 1897.48)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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