Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Cybele
Single figure With lions Not in chariot
Worship
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book VIII: Continuation of the battle: Atys is killed, Tydeus is wounded and kills Melanippusvv. 275-296: Thiodamas is appointed priest of the Argives in the stead of Amphiaraus
StatiusThebaid Book VIII: Continuation of the battle: Atys is killed, Tydeus is wounded and kills Melanippusvv. 296-341: As his first deed, Thiodamas bring a sacrifice to Earth
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Geography
The earthPersonificationsTerra alone
RITUAL
Priests and priestesses
Further details
The artist interprets the wreath and bands (vittae) worn on the head of the priest as crown, and Earth has some attributes od Cybele (although the text does not identify her explicitly as such)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 127v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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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